4280.0 Immigrant Health Care & the President's Patient Protection Act

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
The goal of this session is to share fresh approaches to addressing the delivery of health care t immigrants and their families, regardless of legal status, in California and across nation under the health care reform act. The session will address the situation of legal immigrants with limited federal coverage and undocumented immigrants with no stated coverage. The session will offer a robust discussion on solutions to delivering healthcare to immigrants and families.
Session Objectives: Analyze differences in healthcare access and utilizations between documented and undocumented Mexican immigrants in the U.S. Discuss the likely consequences of health care reform on healthcare disparities between document and undocumented Mexican immigrants in the U.S. Recognize the complexities inherent to federal immigrant law and allowable state options to cover immigrants. Assess the political landscape that may bear on future efforts to include migrant populations as part of comprehensive immigration reform. List the consequences, in Colorado, of a law meant to exclude undocumented immigrants from state funded services.


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Organized by: Health Equity and Public Hospitals Caucus
Endorsed by: APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Socialist Caucus, Social Work