Immigrant Health Care

Every Washingtonian should have access to health care, but federal restrictions and state austerity cuts have left many immigrants in our state without critical health services. The 2021 operating budget directed the Health Benefit Exchange to pursue the creation of a health coverage program by 2024 for people who are ineligible for federal assistance. The Health Equity for Immigrants Campaign is calling on the Legislature to fulfill this promise and fund the next steps in this effort to ensure the program is successfully launched in 2024. Meeting the basic health care needs for all Washingtonians will make every community healthier and our economy stronger.