There are nearly 600,000 immigrant adults who live, work, and raise families in New York, but are not yet regularized. The rate of uninsurance among New York’s immigrant families is roughly three times higher than that of those who are native-born. Federal health reform may not address this issue. Yet without immigrant inclusion at the federal level, the problem of the uninsured and underinsured will never truly be resolved for all of us.
There are several ways in which federal health reform can address immigrants. Read more in the attached briefing: