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Insurance Commissioner Lara issues statement on U.S. Supreme Court public charge ruling

News: 2020 Press Release

For Release: January 27, 2020
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Insurance Commissioner Lara issues statement on U.S. Supreme Court public charge ruling

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling today to uphold the Trump Administration's discriminatory "public charge" rule:

"Trump's public charge rule is meant to drive a wedge between immigrants and the programs that are there to protect all residents, including access to health care. As the leader of California's largest consumer protection agency, I will guard the rights of those who continue to be targeted and discriminated against by this federal government. Anyone who has questions about how the federal rule would affect them should contact a qualified immigration attorney or one of the groups listed on the California Department of Social Services website."

"La regla de carga pública de Trump está destinada a crear una brecha entre los inmigrantes y los programas que existen para proteger a todos los residentes. Como líder de la agencia de protección al consumidor más grande de California, continuaré protegiendo los derechos de aquellos que continúan siendo blancos de ataques y discriminación por parte del gobierno federal. Cualquier persona que tenga preguntas sobre cómo le afectaría la regla federal debe comunicarse con un abogado de inmigración calificado o uno de los grupos que figuran en el sitio web del Departamento de Servicios Sociales de California."


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Led by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, the California Department of Insurance is the consumer protection agency for the nation's largest insurance marketplace and safeguards all of the state’s consumers by fairly regulating the insurance industry. Under the Commissioner’s direction, the Department uses its authority to protect Californians from insurance rates that are excessive, inadequate, or unfairly discriminatory, oversee insurer solvency to pay claims, set standards for agents and broker licensing, perform market conduct reviews of insurance companies, resolve consumer complaints, and investigate and prosecute insurance fraud. Consumers are urged to call 1-800-927-4357 with any questions or contact us at via webform or online chat. Non-media inquiries should be directed to the Consumer Hotline at 800-927-4357. Teletypewriter (TTY), please dial 800-482-4833.

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