Health Agencies To Immigrants: Have No Fear
June 1st, 2006

An editorial in El Diario
praises the Bloomberg administrations campaign to let immigrants know their status will not be reported when they seek medical care. what`s at stake here is the public health. As a civilized and compassionate society we must provide medical assistance to those in need. Your main concern when seeing a doctor should be your health, not whether you will be deported.

By on June 1, 2006, 5:13 am
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One Response to “Health Agencies To Immigrants: Have No Fear”

  1. Gotham Gazette - The Wonkster » Blog Archive » From Barbados, Praise for City’s Move on Immigrant Health Says:
    June 9th, 2006 at 7:44 am

    […] The Nation Newspaper, a newspaper from Barbados, tells the story of a Mary, a West Indian woman without legal immigration documents or health insurance, as a way to show the importance of the city hospital system’s recent assurance that it will keep its patients’ immigration status confidential. [As Wonkster reported earlier, el Diario has also said good things about this campaign]. Mary suffers from diabetes and hypertension but stays away from public hospitals, only seeking health care when her health “reaches the breaking point”, because she fears deportation. […]

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