CHA President & CEO Carmela Coyle this week filed a declaration supporting a federal court lawsuit brought by the state of California and others challenging the federal government’s recent expansion of the public charge rule — regulatory changes that will dramatically increase the number of immigrants denied admission to the U.S. The declaration explains that the changes will impair access to care, affect health outcomes for entire families, and lead to a significant loss of health insurance coverage throughout the state.
The declaration was filed in support of the plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction, which seeks to prohibit implementation or enforcement of the public charge rule, and will be heard by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Oct. 3.
Earlier this month CHA joined Gov. Gavin Newsom, Attorney General Xavier Becerra, and others at a press conference announcing the lawsuit.