Author Archives: Michael K. Gusmano

Health Care Access for Undocumented Immigrants under the Trump Administration

Health care access is local; cre­at­ing, financ­ing, expand­ing, or restrict­ing health care access for a low-income pop­u­la­tion involves local, state, and fed­er­al poli­cies. What will be the fate of the­se state and local efforts under the new admin­is­tra­tion?

Undocumented Dreamers” and the Health of the Dreamers

Loy­ola Uni­ver­si­ty Chicago Stritch School of Medicine’s recent announce­ment that it would accept appli­ca­tions from Dream­ers – young undoc­u­ment­ed immi­grants eli­gi­ble for Deferred Action on Child­hood Arrivals (DACA) sta­tus – is an inno­v­a­tive and wel­come respon­se to the promise implic­it in DACA. The idea that young peo­ple who had been brought to the U.S. as […]

Access to Health Care for Undocumented Immigrants as a Family Health Issue

The 2012 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion cam­paign is the lat­est reminder of how dif­fi­cult it is to reach bipar­ti­san con­sen­sus about health care pol­i­cy in the U.S. In con­trast, both par­ties offer rhetor­i­cal sup­port to improv­ing child health and pro­vid­ing chil­dren with access to health care. The real­i­ty, of course, is more com­plex. Despite the impor­tance of […]

Undocumented Immigrants in the United States: U.S. Health Policy and Access to Care

Access to health care for undoc­u­mented immi­grants in the U.S. is shaped by sev­eral poli­cies and pro­grams at the fed­eral state and local lev­el. This issue brief pro­vides an overview of key fed­eral and state poli­cies.

Undocumented Immigrants in the United States: Use of Health Care

In this issue brief, we sum­ma­rize evi­dence regard­ing the use of health care ser­vices by undoc­u­ment­ed immi­grants and the exist­ing bar­ri­ers to their use of health care.

Undocumented Immigrants in the United States: Demographics and Socioeconomic Status

In this issue brief, we sum­ma­rize evi­dence regard­ing what is known about the demo­graph­ics of undoc­u­ment­ed immi­grants and the rea­sons they come to the Unit­ed States.