Immigrant Access to the Affordable Care Act

Posted by on November 18, 2013

How does the Affordable Care Act (ACA) impact immigrant access to health care? PICC’s Immigrant Access Training Program is offering a comprehensive training on how to identify and determine eligibility for health care services under the ACA and how to apply for key health programs. This training is intended for community workers and educators, advocates, case managers, social service and health care providers and anyone who assists the immigrant community to access needed health care services.

Topics covered will include:

  • Immigration status and eligibility for health insurance and other health services
  • Eligibility rules for major programs including Medical Assistance, CHIP, the Exchange, and safety net services
  • Eligibility for Affordable Care Act tax credits and subsidies
  • Resources for navigating the health care Exchange
  • Access to care for the uninsured
  • Addressing language, cultural and other barriers to care
  • Effective advocacy for your clients and communities
  • Updates on the status of Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania

Date: Thursday, November 21 2013 from 8am to 1pm at PICC, 2100 Arch Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Trainers: Maripat Pileggi & John Whitelaw, Public Benefits Attorneys, Community Legal Services; Gretchen Wendel, Refugee Health Coordinator, Nationalities Service Center; Amy Jones, Health and Social Services Director, SEAMAAC, Inc.

Registration: The training fee is $25 for PICC organizational or individual members current on their dues or $40 for non-PICC members. If the fees are a barrier to the participation of smaller community groups, please contact PICC to discuss a subsidized rate. Please click here to register before Monday November 18 2013.

You may pay for the training online through the registration page or by sending a check to Maria Sotomayor, PICC, 2100 Arch Street, 4th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

To download a flyer about the training, please click here.

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