Healthcare for Undocumented Immigrants

This paper is on Policy Analysis Exercise Paper – Healthcare for Undocumented Immigrants. Paper must address the following components: Describe the specific health policy problem you address in the paper.

Healthcare for Undocumented Immigrants

Paper must address the following components:

Firstly, describe the specific health policy problem you address in the paper.

Secondly, document the problem and validates its existence.

Further, detail why your specific health policy problem has become worthy of state or national attention. This should include a history of the issue or problem, and why it has become important.

-Describe the legislation and/or regulation which currently governs this issue.  This should be included even if your issue regards program implementation. Indicate if the policy problem is linked to a statutory or regulatory requirement, and if it is, reference the applicable section of the legislation.

-Select at least 3 policy options available to solve the issue or problem.  These may be from the literature or your own original ideas.  In your summary, you should describe the strengths and weaknesses of each option.

-Choose and defend one of the three policy options that you have selected to solve the issue or problem.

Combine the attached essays into one research paper. Must be in Microsoft Word, 1,250 – 1,750 words in length, APA style, typed double-spaced, standard 1” margins, Times New Roman 12 point font size, and have a cover page. Be sure to name your PAEP file as PAEP

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Health Coverage and Care of Undocumented Immigrants

Recently, many of the Democratic presidential candidates indicated support for expanding health coverage to undocumented immigrants. To help inform the implications of such an expansion, this brief provides an overview of current health coverage and care for undocumented immigrants. It shows:

 

  • Undocumented immigrants are at high risk of being uninsured because they have limited access to coverage options. Their high uninsured rates reflect limited access to employer-sponsored insurance and eligibility restrictions that bar them from participating in Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and also, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplaces.

 

  • Undocumented immigrants face barriers to accessing care due to their high uninsured rates. Many delay or go without needed care. Undocumented immigrants can obtain low-cost care through community health centers, but this care is often limited to preventive and primary care, leaving them with challenges in accessing specialty services. Under federal law, hospitals must screen and stabilize every patient who seeks emergency care, and Medicaid helps offset some of these costs for hospitals. Six states and DC use state-only funds to provide Medicaid coverage to income-eligible children regardless of immigration status, and California recently expanded coverage to young adults.

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