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Monthly march backs medical coverage for Micronesians

By Star-Advertiser staff

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 23, 2014

~~<p>Lawyers working on changing legislation to allow Micronesians to continue receiving Medicaid benefits will deliver an update on the legal struggle at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Kalihi.</p>
<p>The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in April that Hawaii has no obligation to offer paid health care benefits to Micronesian migrants covered under the Compact of Free Association (COFA), which allows Palau, Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia citizens to live and work in the United States.</p>
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Lawyers working on changing legislation to allow Micronesians to continue receiving Medicaid benefits will deliver an update on the legal struggle at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Kalihi.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in April that Hawaii has no obligation to offer paid health care benefits to Micronesian migrants covered under the Compact of Free Association (COFA), which allows Palau, Marshall Islands and Federated States of Micronesia citizens to live and work in the United States. Login for more...



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