Research Report The Affordable Care Act: Coverage Implications and Issues for Immigrant Families
Michael Huntress, Genevieve M. Kenney
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The Affordable Care Act has particular relevance for the United States foreign-born population since they are over 2.5 times more likely than their native-born peers to lack health insurance and because they constitute a large and growing share of the U.S. population. This brief highlights the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics and health insurance coverage for key immigrant subgroups and describes how the ACA could affect coverage and access to care for these subgroups and their families.

Research Areas Health and health care Nonprofits and philanthropy Social safety net Immigrants and immigration
Tags Federal, state, and local immigration and integration policy
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population