Activist ToolKit: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Comments Submission Guidelines

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have issued an Interim Final Rule excluding those granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) from expanded coverage options under the Affordable Care Act. This, in conjunction with August 28, 2012 Guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) prohibiting states from using federal funds to provide health coverage to pregnant immigrant women and immigrant youth under 21 years of age under the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, will dramatically restrict access to health care for individuals who came the United States as children. HHS has opened this Interim Final Rule to the public for comment. Comments are due at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (ET) on Monday, October 29, 2012. Please read below about how you can express your opposition to the rule and urge HHS to remove this harmful rule.

(October 2012)