NIWAP Newsletter • Healthcare • April 2015
Healthcare laws in the United States have undergone major changes over the past several years. The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 created both an entirely new way to obtain healthcare in the U.S. and also expanded on some of the preexisting healthcare access options. These changes affect everyone, including immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, human trafficking and other crimes. This newsletter will provide an overview of and links to further information and resources on current laws governing access to healthcare, insurance and subsidies for immigrant survivors.
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NIWAP offers technical assistance to advocates, attorneys, judges, court staff, police, prosecutors, social services and health care providers, and others working with immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking. To submit your questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 202-274-4457.
NIWAP addresses the needs of immigrant women, immigrant children and immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, human trafficking and other crimes by advocating for reforms in law, policy and practice.
NIWAP is a national provider of training, legal and social science research, policy development, and technical assistance to advocates, attorneys, pro bono law firms, law schools, universities, law enforcement, prosecutors, social service and health care providers, justice system personnel, and other professionals who work with immigrant women, children and crime victims. Our work supports those in the field and in government who work to improve laws, regulations, policies, and practices to enhance legal options and opportunities for immigrant women and children.
NIWAP provides training and technical assistance on a broad range of issues of importance to immigrant women and children, including VAWA immigration and confidentiality, family law, protection orders, public benefits, language access, cultural competency, and access to services, including shelter, transitional housing, health care, and education.
© 2015 National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project. The contents of this publication may be reprinted. Any reprinting must be accompanied by the following acknowledgement: This material was reprinted from the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project, American University, Washington College of Law.
This project was developed under grant number 2013-TA-AX-K009 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this program are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
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