Stuck between Health and Immigration Reform - Care for Undocumented Immigrants

Benjamin D. Sommers, M.D., Ph.D. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine 2013; 369:593-595August 15, 2013DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1306636

Approximately 25 million noncitizens live in the United States, 11 million to 12 million of them undocumented. Though more than 75% of undocumented residents are Latin American, U.S. immigrants are more diverse than generally recognized, with substantial numbers from South and East Asia, Europe, Canada, and Africa. Regardless of its origins, this population's health care options remain limited.

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