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Quick Guide: National, State, and County-Level Data and Resources on Undocumented Patients

Updat­ed June 8, 2017 The 11 mil­lion undoc­u­ment­ed immi­grants in the Unit­ed States live in all 50 states and rely on local safe­ty-nets and state-lev­el pro­vi­sions for health care. Launched in 2011, The Hast­ings Center’s Undoc­u­ment­ed Patients project has focused on under­stand­ing eth­i­cal and pol­i­cy chal­lenges in pro­vid­ing health care access for this low-income pop­u­la­tion, which is […]

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 Immigrants in the United States: Access to Prenatal Care

This issue brief was draft­ed by Rachel Fabi with research assis­tance from Mohini Baner­jee, edit­ed by Michael K. Gus­mano and Nan­cy Berlinger, and designed by Mohini Baner­jee. Spe­cial thanks to expert review­ers Evan A. Ashk­in, MD, Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor of Fam­i­ly Med­i­cine, Uni­ver­si­ty of North Car­oli­na at Chapel Hill; Kate Bice­go, Con­sumer Assis­tance Pro­gram Man­ager, Health […]

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.