Immigrants Depend On Luck For Health Care

Posted: March 24, 2015 in Call to Action, for your reflection

In a new post on 48 Hills Viji Sunderand has this to say

Undocumented immigrants’ ability to stay healthy might come down to a matter of luck.

That’s one of the findings that emerged from a study released this week by The Greenlining Institute, a national research and advocacy organization.

Prohibitive costs, language barriers, fear of outing themselves as undocumented, and a perceived lack of cultural competency among health care providers were among the reasons undocumented immigrants gave for not seeking timely medical care when they fell sick.

Those who managed to stay healthy said it was purely because of luck, a remark that should make Americans cringe, given that the United States has one of the most advanced health care systems in the world, said Anthony Galace, a fellow at Greenlining and the report’s author.

Immigrants Depend On Luck For Health Care


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