OHA Stands Against "Public Charge" Move

Sep 4, 2019

A recent White House effort to curtail immigration focuses on the "public charge" concept.  That is, if immigrants have difficulty supporting themselves and might need public assistance like food stamps, they might be denied citizenship and even residency. 

The Oregon Health Authority takes a position, asserting that "health care is not a cash assistance benefit," but a way to strengthen individuals and society. 

Patrick Allen is the director of the OHA; he is our guest.