The HEAL for Immigrant Families Act


The Health Equity and Access under the Law (HEAL) for Immigrant Families Act was reintroduced in Congress on July 27, 2023.

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice and National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, together with the HEAL For Immigrant Families Coalition, are proud to be collaborating on the re-introduction of this historic legislation.

Review the HEAL Factsheet

What does the HEAL for Immigrant Families Act do?

The HEAL for Immigrant Families Act provides solutions that will:
  • Remove unnecessary barriers to health care access for immigrant families;
  • Provide access to public and affordable health coverage for Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients;
  • Provide access to Medicare, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to lawfully present immigrants without a five-year waiting period;
  • Allow undocumented immigrants to purchase health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace; and
  • Create a state option plan for states to elect to expand Medicaid and CHIP eligibility to undocumented immigrants who are otherwise eligible.
Past HEAL Week of Action


Our HEAL WEEK OF ACTION in collaboration with the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum has begun!

This whole week we’ll be sharing actions, events, and opportunities to get involved with getting the word out about the HEAL for Immigrant Families Act of 2023. Stay tuned here for more information on all things HEAL!

For today, we’ll be asking folks to kick off the week by Sharing Your Story! We want to hear why YOU fight for HEAL.


We also want to get folks the facts they need about HEAL. Click HERE to check out an information carousel we made just for you to learn more.

And for the rest of the week’s plans, check out our schedule below:

You can also RSVP for Wednesday’s “HEAL”ing Virtual Event  & Townhall by clicking here! Join our healing circle and our discussion about the real impact this legislation can have on our community.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok for even more! And keep an eye on our emails to get involved with us this week.

Stay tuned!

Take Action
Tell your Story

The HEAL Act would enable countless im/migrant families to access the healthcare they need. Share your story today about what this legislation would mean to you.

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Additional Resources


Press Release Statement- English

Press Release Statement- Español

Op-Ed: Immigrant Justice Is Reproductive Justice: Latin Communities Under Attack Post-Roe



Supporting Organizations

National Organizations

ACA Consumer Advocacy

Advocates for Youth

All* Above All Action Fund

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

American Humanist Association

American Muslim Health Professionals

American Public Health Association

Apna Ghar, Inc

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC

Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)

Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL)

Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project

Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)

Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs

Autistic People of Color Fund (APOC)

Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Bend the Arc: Jewish Action

Birth In Color RVA

Caring Across Generations

Catholics for Choice

Center for Biological Diversity

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)

Center for Reproductive Rights

CenterLink: The Community of LGBTQ Centers

Children’s Defense Fund

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)

Coalition on Human Needs

Community Catalyst

Community Change Action

COPAL: Communities Organizing Latinx Power and Action

Daya Inc.

Empowering Pacific Islander Communities

Esperanza United (formerly Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network)

Families USA

Family Voices

Futures Without Violence

Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights (GRR!)

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees

Guttmacher Institute

Healthy Teen Network

Hispanic Federation

Ibis Reproductive Health

If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice

Immigration Equality Action Fund

Immigration Hub

Immigration Law & Justice Network


Justice Action Center

Justice for Migrant Women

Justice in Aging

Justice in Motion

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)

Laotian American National Alliance

LatinoJustice PRLDEF

Lawyering Project

MANA, A National Latina Organization


NARAL Pro-Choice America

National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association

National Coalition for Latinxs with Disabilities

National Center for Lesbian Rights

National Council of Asian Pacific Americans

National Council of Jewish Women

National Employment Law Project

National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association

National Health Law Program

National Hispanic Media Coalition

National Immigration Law Center

National LGBT Cancer Network

National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund

National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC)

National Network of Abortion Funds

National Network to End Domestic Violence

National Organization for Women

National Partnership for New Americans

National Partnership for Women & Families

National Women’s Law Center

NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice

PFLAG National

PIVOT: The Progressive Vietnamese American Organization

Physicians for Reproductive Health

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Population Institute

Positive Women’s Network-USA

Power to Decide

Protect Our Care

Public Advocacy for Kids (PAK)

RH Impact: The Collaborative for Equity & Justice

Rhia Ventures

Service Employees International Union, SEIU

SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change


South Asian Public Health Association

Southern Poverty Law Center

Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)

State Innovation Exchange (SiX) Action

The AIDS Institute

The Coelho Center for Disability Law, Policy and Innovation

The Forum for Youth Investment

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

The Praxis Project

The Workers Circle


Union for Reform Judaism

URGE: Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity

Voto Latino

Welcoming America

We Testify

Women of Reform Judaism

Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

Young Invincibles


William E. Morris Institute for Justice


California Latinas for Reproductive Justice

East Bay Sanctuary Covenant

Equality California

Inland Equity Community Land Trust

Los Angeles LGBT Center

Oasis Legal Services

RotaCare San Rafael/Bay Area


CARE Colorado

Colorado Center on Law and Policy

Colorado Children’s Campaign

Colorado Consumer Health Initiative


Florida Health Justice Project

The Pride Center at Equality Park


Latino Community Fund INC (LCF Georgia)

SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW


Hawaii Children’s Action Network Speaks!


Champaign County Health Care Consumers

Midwest Access Coalition


Indiana Justice Project


El Centro


Kentucky Equal Justice Center

Kentucky Voices for Health


Louisiana Coalition for Reproductive Freedom


Public Justice Center


Disability Policy Consortium


Land Stewardship Project

Minnesota Nurses Association

New York

Bronx Health REACH/The Institute for Family Health

Chinese-American Planning Council

Housing Works

North Carolina

Pro-Choice North Carolina


Avow Texas

Frontera Fund

Texas Equal Access Fund

Washington, D.C.

Farmworker Justice


Northwest Harvest

Northwest Health Law Advocates (NoHLA)