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Despite being more than 1,500 miles from the Pacific Ocean, Arkansas holds the distinction of serving as home to the largest population of Marshall Islanders in the continental United States, with as many as 6,000 residing in the state.

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Perspective, Pages 69 on 06/23/2013

Print Headline: Health for the Marshallese

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Archived Comments

  • andyneamon06232300
    June 23, 2013 at 11:40 p.m.

    I hope that our State Reps in the State of Arkansas take note and join forces with the Hawaiian State Reps to find resolutions to help the large number of RMI citizens currently live and work hard in the Northwest Arkansas. The Marshallese people deserve more than any other States in the Micronesia which fall under the COFA. I hope Arkansas state officiasl took notice, and I pray and hope they support the bill regarding Medicare for COFA citizens. God bless..
    COFA citizens. God bless.

  • jericho77
    June 24, 2013 at 6:17 a.m.

    Why no mention of their eligibility for tax credits through the Exchange?

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