Health Care for Undocumented Immigrants

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Health Care for Undocumented Immigrants
Project Unit 9
Marycelis Rodriguez Lopez

KU 109-21
Professor Andrews
October 26, 2010

Health Care for Illegal Immigrants

Health care is a very complicated subject especially lately with the new reform that the government is implementing. A highly increasing portion of the population it’s currently uninsured not including a large percent that are immigrants in need of health care coverage. For this population we have to keep in mind that the status of the illegal population keeps growing every day. This raises the concern when it comes to health issues, it’s speculated that at least 95% of the undocumented people crossing the border have not had any proper health care in their entire life. Health care is a very popular and heated debate topic. When it comes to undocumented population; a lot of the debate topics we can find are the pro and cons of proving them with health care, the cost of it and who will be eligible for the new health bill recently pass by congress.

In the pro and cons people can find that there is a very large amount of the population unable to afford health care. This situation has a very alarming increase rate every year; this is even excluding the undocumented population. Most of this population is afraid to seek medical attention do to their fears of being caught and deported to their original country. J Messerli, stated in an article “The number of uninsured U.S. residents has grown to over 45 million (although this number includes illegal immigrants, etc.)” (Messerli, 2004). That is why it is necessary to find some kind of health care form that will aid the uninsured population disregarding their status. It is found that the negative side it’s that it will be more economically expensive to provide health care to immigrants that are illegal in the country. A portion of the legal population is in agreement that it is necessary to find a proper way to address the...
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