Research Report Immigrants in Connecticut
Labor Market Experiences and Health Care Access
Randolph Capps, Stephen Zuckerman, Everett Henderson, Allison Cook, Karina Fortuny
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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.
Research Areas Health and health care Immigrants and immigration
Tags Health insurance Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  Immigrant access to the safety net State Children's Health Insurance Program Immigrant communities demographics and trends
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population