Immigrants’ Access to Health Care
Immigrants account for 20 percent of the uninsured. There are many reasons for immigrants' lack of coverage, but the welfare reform law of 1996 was significant in restricting Medicaid eligibility for certain immigrant populations. The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured has produced new reports on immigrant health care: a chart pack highlighting statistics and a policy brief discussing the legal status of Medicaid eligibility. An issue paper summarizing the findings of immigrant focus groups in four cities will be posted soon.
- Policy Brief: Medicaid Eligibility and Citizenship Status: Policy Implications for Immigrant Populations
- Report: Immigrants' Health Care: Coverage and Access
also of interest
- The Uninsured: A Primer - Key Facts about Health Insurance on the Eve of Coverage Expansions
- Medicaid Coverage and Care for the Homeless Population: Key Lessons to Consider for the 2014 Medicaid Expansion
- How Will the Medicaid Expansion for Adults Impact Eligibility and Coverage?
- Children and Oral Health: Assessing Needs, Coverage and Access