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Immigrants in Connecticut (Research Report)
Randolph Capps, Stephen Zuckerman, Everett Henderson, Allison Cook, Karina Fortuny
This report discusses the diversity of Connecticut's immigrants, their participation in the labor force, and their access to health care. Connecticut's economy is attracting large numbers of both high- and low-skilled immigrants. Some immigrants-especially Asians-are better educated and out-earn U.S.-born workers, while others--particularly Latinos--are poorer and earn much less. Over 40 percent of Latino non-citizens and a quarter of their children are uninsured. While HUSKY--the state's Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program--covers many immigrant parents and their children, confusion about eligibility and application barriers deter participation. The report offers recommendations to improve health care access for immigrants and their children.
Health Insurance Coverage of Children in Mixed-Status Immigrant Families (Series/Snapshots of America's Families III)
Randolph Capps, Genevieve M. Kenney, Michael E. Fix
Data from the 2002 National Survey of America's Families shows that insurance coverage increased 7 percentage points for children in mixed-status families between 1999 and 2002. In 2002, 22 percent of children in mixed-status families lacked health insurance compared with 12 percent of children with citizen parents. Medicaid and SCHIP coverage increased 12 percentage points for children in mixed-status families.