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The USC Price Asian Pacific Islander Caucus and the Center for Asian Americans United for Self-Empowerment invite you to a panel discussion about how proposed reforms of Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program, and other health policies will disparately impact low-income and/or immigrant communities. 

This panel-style discussion will provide a space for students and community members concerned about the recent issues surrounding the concept of public charge and how it can potentially pose a significant threat to low-income and/or immigrant communities. The proposal by the current Administration to broaden the definition of the term would threaten immigrants and their families' access to Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and many other services.

The subject of healthcare, affordability, & access is a hotly debated and highly complicated matter. The current Administration is working towards a number of healthcare and immigration reforms, such as repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), enacting a policy of child-separation, and re-shaping conversations surrounding the definition of the term “public charge,” leaving many in the country who require or may soon require medical attention in a state of confusion and anxiety.

Our Healthcare Town Hall will equip our community and its young leaders with the knowledge and tools necessary to create informed and positive impacts for the greater community. The panel portion of the program will provide a platform for attendees to engage with speakers, submit public comment to the federal government, and register to vote.

This event is free and open to the public. Free Chick-fil-A sandwiches will be provided to the first 100 attendees registered.

PETER BARTH, Director of Public Policy & Government Relations, First 5 LA

GABRIELLE LESSARD, Senior Policy Attorney, National Immigration Law Center

DOREENA WONG, Project Director-Health Access Project, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles

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