Community Health, Youth Voices
State Senator Ricardo Lara, a Democrat who helped draft the Health For All Kids Act, spoke to media and community members about the program this month. An estimated 170,000 undocumented children are expected to enroll in the program, which will help cover many of those left uninsured by gaps in the Affordable Care Act. “Lara shared with the gathering his own personal experience growing up as the child of undocumented parents in the United States. When his parents fell sick, he said, they had to drive all the way to Mexico to seek medical care. ‘We were worried about what was going to happen to (them). We had access but they didn’t. So, this issue is very near and dear to my heart.'” The write-up of the event appeared on The Know.