How Supreme Court Ruling Affects Health for All Kids

Health4AllKids-HHH-SBHCs-largeThe United States Supreme Court on June 23, 2016, issued a 4-4 split decision on President Obama’s executive immigration actions known as Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) and the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

This leaves in place a lower court decision that blocks the implementation of these executive orders.You can read more about what this ruling means by reading statements from The California Endowment and the National Immigration Law Center.

School-based health centers have always been committed to providing health care for all students, regardless of immigration status. The California School-Based Health Alliance stands behind the work that all of you do to keep everyone in our state healthy and ready to learn. We will continue to advocate for health security for all children and families in California.

Today’s ruling does not affect the 2012 DACA program or California’s recent Medi-Cal expansion to undocumented children. We continue to ask schools and school-based health care partners to join us in sharing information on Medi-Cal for all kids in California.

  • You can download customizable flyers that you can print or post on your school’s website here. These flyers meet the state’s requirements for AB 2706, which requires schools to include information about health coverage at registration.
  • You can get more information and resources here.

You can see our health coverage outreach resources here.