. . . is “a practical online resource to federal and state laws governing access, use, release, and publication of health information. [It] . . . addresses the current legal and regulatory framework of health information law and changes in the legal and policy landscape impacting health information law and its implementation with commentary and key documents.” A project of George Washington University’s Hirsh Health Law and Policy Program.
A study of immigrant youths' struggle to access health care in California
"[T]he first statewide study about and by immigrant youth on health care access. The research team surveyed 550 undocumented and 'DACAmented' (recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Californians between the ages of 18 and 32.... A team comprised of 37 immigrant youth conducted face-to-face surveys with their peers.... The data and analysis in the report reflects the experiences and real-life barriers to health care faced by undocumented people. (Dream Resource Center, 2014.)
From the executive summary: “This report ... utilizes a human rights framework to critique the ... practice of forced or coerced medical repatriations of immigrant patients.... [P]rivate and public hospitals in the United States are engaged in unlawful, and frequently extrajudicial, deportations of ill or injured immigrant patients to medical facilities abroad, completely circumventing the federal government’s exclusive authority to deport individuals.” (Center for Social Justice at Seton Hall Law School and the Health Justice Program at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, December 2012.)
A website devoted to this issue has been created: http://medicalrepatriation.wordpress.com.
A short overview of the immigrant population, health coverage options for low-income immigrants today, and coverage options under health reform. (Kaiser Family Foundation, Feb. 2012.)
Confused about how the new health reform law really works? This short, animated movie -- featuring the "YouToons" -- explains the problems with the current health care system, the changes that are happening now, and the big changes coming in 2014. (Kaiser Family Foundation, 2012.)
- La Reforma Del Cuidado De La Salud Llega al Público
¿Esta confundido acerca de cómo la nueva ley de reforma de salud realmente funciona? Este video explica los problemas relacionados con el sistema de salud actual, los cambios que están sucediendo ahora, y los cambios importantes que se anticipan para el 2014.
"Based on findings from focus groups conducted with outreach and enrollment workers who serve immigrant communities, this report identifies the role of Medicaid and CHIP for immigrant families; key barriers eligible, lawfully residing immigrant families face to enrolling in coverage and accessing care; successful strategies to overcome these barriers; and considerations for implementing the coverage expansion under health reform." (Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, 10/27/11.)
Overview addresses how immigrants receive health care coverage, how many of the uninsured are noncitizen immigrants, and what would happen to coverage for noncitizen immigrants under current reform proposals. (Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Dec. 10, 2009.)
By Randy Capps, Marc R. Rosenblum, and Michael Fix; Migration Policy Institute, Oct. 2009. "[P]rovides a roadmap of the key health reform issues, focusing . . . on two populations likely to remain at the center of policy debates: [LPRs] with less than five years of legal residency, and unauthorized immigrants. [A]ddresses legal immigrants' eligibility for Medicaid and health insurance subsidies and their inclusion in individual mandates, and strategies for screening out unauthorized immigrants."
HEADINGS: Who are legal immigrants? | Why excluding legal immigrants doesn't make sense. | The more people who pay into a health insurance system, the more everyone benefits. | As the U.S. population ages, the more people paying into the system, the more increased costs will be spread out.
(Fact sheet, 7/22/09.)
(Blog post, 7/15/09.)
By Katherine Fennelly, PhD, excerpted from Healthy Generations, Vol. 5, Issue 3, Feb. 2005, published by the Center for Leadership Education in Maternal & Child Public Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Dr. Fennelly is co-editor of Healthy Generations.
Kaiser Family Foundation, 3/08.
By Meredith King Ledford, published by: Center for American Progress, 6/7/07).
By Leighton Ku, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, published in Migration Information Source, Sept. 2006.
Kaiser Family Foundation, 7/06.
Link to a page containing links to resources compiled by the Kaiser Family Foundation's Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.
California Immigrant Policy Center, 1/07, PDF.