Five Basic Facts on Immigrants and Their Health Care
As discussions on national health care reform move to the forefront, some have focused on the role of immigrants in the health care system, including their impact on the nation’s uninsured problem, their participation in public health coverage programs, and their use of hospital emergency rooms. To address questions about how immigrants use and affect the health care system, this brief draws on available research and data to highlight five key facts about immigrants’ health coverage and care from a national perspective.
Issue Brief (.pdf)
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- Health Coverage for the Black Population Today and Under the Affordable Care Act
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