NYC Council Joins Immigrant Rights Advocates to Demand Healthcare Justice from the NYS Legislature, with Passage of City Council Resolution

New York, NY—Today, the New York City Council passed a City Council resolution in support of the Coverage for All Act. The Coverage for All Act would expand healthcare coverage for tens of thousands of immigrant New Yorkers, currently excluded from accessing affordable care due to their immigration council.

Murad Awawdeh, Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition:

“As variants and subvariants of the COVID-19 virus continue to multiply and threaten our health, it is vital that we end the exclusion of tens of thousands of immigrants, including many of our essential workers, from healthcare coverage. By passing this resolution, the NYC Council, led by Council Members Shahana Hanif, Shaun Abreu, Linda Lee, Francisco Moya, and Lynn Schulman, has made clear it understands that every new Yorker must be able to access affordable healthcare in order to keep New York state strong and ready for a recovery. We thank Council Member Shahana Hanif and the New York City Council for passing Resolution 0112-2022 in support of the Coverage All Act. Now, it’s time for Albany to finish the job and deliver healthcare justice for our communities.”