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After working as an interpreter for the U.S. Army, Elias feared his family would be the targets of violence. So he, his wife, and their two young children moved to Nebraska from their home in Iraq and now are part of Lincoln’s Yazidi refugee community.

His AmeriCorps volunteer position does not provide insurance and does not pay enough for him to afford private coverage for himself and his wife. Elias is healthy, but his wife has health problems that require costly medications.

Elias is eligible to apply to be a U.S. citizen next year and after risking his life to aid our armed forces overseas, Insuring the Good Life for him would mean his family could afford health care while he works and raises his family in their new home.