Monday, November 09, 2009

Immigrants and Healthcare from the Migration Policy Institute

The following link and abstract are from the Migration Policy Institute's "latest news" site.  You can download the entire article following the link below.

Immigrants and Health Care Reform: What's Really at Stake?
By Randy Capps, Marc R. Rosenblum, and Michael Fix
Health care reform proposals under consideration in Congress that would exclude many legal immigrants from core benefits and impose new verification requirements would have important spillover consequences for taxpayers and other health care consumers. In a new report, MPI's National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy offers the first-ever estimates of the size of uninsured immigrant populations in major immigrant-destination states, the number of immigrant workers covered by employer-provided plans, and the share of immigrants employed by small firms likely to be exempted from employer coverage mandates. The report, based on MPI analysis of Census Bureau data, also examines health coverage for immigrants by legal status, age, and poverty levels.
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Marc said...

One of the authors of the MPI report has posted a blog which updates some of the info and focuses on the two policy questions likely to come up in the Senate debate: access to benefits for recent LPR's and verification screening in the exchanges. See the post here:

Deb said...

Thanks, Marc.