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Health Aff (Millwood). 2001 Jan-Feb;20(1):247-56.

Left out: immigrants' access to health care and insurance.

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Urban Institute, Washington, D.C., USA.


Recent policy changes have limited immigrants' access to insurance and to health care. Fewer noncitizen immigrants and their children (even U.S.-born) have Medicaid or job-based insurance, and many more are uninsured than is the case with native citizens or children of citizens. Noncitizens and their children also have worse access to both regular ambulatory and emergency care, even when insured. Immigration status is an important component of racial and ethnic disparities in insurance coverage and access to care.

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