WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, June 7, 2007 at 2 p.m. EDT the Center for American Progress will host a conference call with Meredith L. King, Health Policy Research Analyst, to discuss a new report that seeks to debunk the myth that immigrants take advantage of and contribute to the breakdown of our healthcare system.
Recently, there has been an increase of anti-immigrant sentiment in the country, including efforts to preclude non-citizens from the health care system. This report aims to discredit myths which perpetuate immigrants’ marginal status in the health care system, yet blame immigrants for the system’s shortcomings.
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WHAT: Teleconference – Immigrants’ Access to the U.S. Health Care System
WHEN: Thursday, June 7, 2007 at 2:00 PM EST
WHERE: By telephone (1-800-658-0035)
WHO: Meredith King, Health Policy Research Analyst at the Center for American Progress
Meredith L. King
Meredith L. King serves as the Health Policy Research Analyst at the Center for American Progress. As a member of the health team, King collaborates with staff and senior fellows in advancing a broad range of health issues, including universal health care. Prior to joining the Center, King worked at the Health Assistance Partnership of Families USA, serving as the Medicaid Research Analyst. In that role, she worked with a network of Medicaid ombudsmen and consumer health assistance programs by supplying them with the latest information regarding Medicaid policy in their respective states. She also lent technical assistance around the implementation of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003.
King obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Policy and American History from Washington and Lee University in 2003. In May 2005, she received a Master of Public Policy degree with a concentration in Social Policy from American University.