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Undocumented Immigrants and Access to Health Care in New York City: Identifying Fair, Effective, and Sustainable Local Policy Solutions

Undocumented Immigrants and Access to Health Care in New York City: Identifying Fair, Effective, and Sustainable Local Policy Solutions

Monday, April 20, 2015

This independent report is based on a meeting convened by the New York Immigration Coalition and the Undocumented Patients Project of The Hastings Center, which was hosted by the Vera Institute of Justice in New York City on December 11-12, 2014. The goals of this meeting were to sharpen local stakeholders’ understanding of gaps in access to health care for populations left out of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA)—in particular, New York City residents who are both undocumented and uninsured—and to identify proven or promising local solutions to closing these gaps in other cities, counties, and states. Although this report and its recommendations focus on challenges and solutions in New York City, it may also be useful to other New York State municipalities, and to other cities and counties in the United States.

 
This document describes New York City’s undocumented uninsured population, the City’s safety-net health care system, and the specific gaps in coverage and financing that impede access to health care for this population. It also describes special opportunities and challenges for health care system improvement in the City and compares models that are proven or promising as sustainable ways to improve access to health care for undocumented immigrants and other uninsured populations. It concludes with six actionable recommendations for City stakeholders, supported by guidance for ongoing planning, program development, and system improvement.
 

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