We must expand HUSKY eligibility to undocumented children and their families

Hartford Courant OpEd
May 2, 2020

As health care providers, pediatricians and pediatric advocates, we have seen the importance of Connecticut state leadership in mitigating the spread of COVID-19. Gov. Ned Lamont’s executive orders, including “Stay Safe Stay Home,” “Safe Workplace Rules for Essential Employers” and limitations on social gatherings, have slowed the spread of disease, allowed our hospitals to be less overwhelmed, and have saved lives.

But there is a crucial step that has not yet been taken, despite repeated calls from hundreds of Connecticut health providers: ensuring that all of Connecticut’s most vulnerable residents have access to necessary and timely health care — specifically undocumented children and their families.

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