Issue Brief: Immigrant Inclusion in Federal Health Reform

Posted July 16, 2009 by arianne

There are nearly 600,000 uninsured 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.