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(Sponsor: Illinois Northern Chapter)
WHEREAS, the American College of Physicians recognizes the need to ensure that everyone in the United States has access to needed health care services of high quality; and
WHEREAS, eleven million resident non-citizens of the United States have no access to Medicaid, Medicare or to the Health Care Marketplaces; and
WHEREAS, the Affordable Care Act, while laudable in many aspects, leaves many U.S. residents uninsured and its multi payer system especially fails to provide equal access to care to insurance for the poor who are non-citizen residents of the United States; and
WHEREAS, non-citizen residents pay local, state and federal taxes and thus contribute to the commonwealth; and
WHEREAS, Medicaid expansion and income adjusted health care premium subsidies on the Health Care Marketplaces are key strategies to make health insurance and health care affordable; therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents supports the inclusion of non-citizen residents of the United States access to Medicaid and premium subsidies on Health Care Marketplaces.