Category Archives: Immigrant and Refugee Health

University of California Los Angeles and University of California Berkeley: A Little Investment Goes A Long Way – Modest Cost to Expand Preventive and Routine Health Services to All Low-Income Californians

This analysis from the University of California Los Angeles Center for Health Policy Research and University of California Berkeley Labor Center estimates a relatively modest cost to the state of California to provide state-funded Medicaid (MediCal) to low-income California residents … Continue reading

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California Senate Bill 1005 Would Provide Health Insurance Coverage for All Immigrants, Including Undocumented

The California Legislature is currently considering Senate Bill 1005, authored by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), to expand Medicaid eligibility to California residents regardless of immigration status, and to establish a parallel state-based health insurance marketplace that would offer state-funded … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Fund: Undocumented and Uninsured – Barriers to Affordable Health Care for Immigrant Populations

This issue brief published by The Commonwealth Fund describes the barriers that undocumented immigrants face in accessing health care insurance coverage. The issue brief was prepared by the University of California Los Angeles Center for Health Policy Research. The Affordable … Continue reading

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President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: 2014 Report

This 2014 report from the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders highlights both the recent progress made as well as the continuing unmet needs of diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. The report notes the continued … Continue reading

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Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation: Barriers to Immigrants’ Access to Health and Human Services Programs

This issue brief from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) describes the multiple barriers that immigrants face in accessing federal, state, and locally-funded health and human services programs. While there are some barriers to access … Continue reading

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Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation: Promising Practices for Increasing Immigrants’ Access to Health and Human Service Programs

This issue brief from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) describes promising practices for increasing immigrant access to health and human services programs. The issue brief was prepared by the Urban Institute under a contract … Continue reading

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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Draft Recommendation for Hepatitis B Screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a draft recommendation to upgrade screening for Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in non-pregnant adolescents and adults at high risk for infection from a “D” recommendation to a “B” recommendation. Persons considered … Continue reading

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Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations: Immigrant Rights and Health Access

The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) has developed media messages and talking points to address the exclusions of certain immigrants from Medicaid and participation in the new health insurance marketplaces being established through the Patient Protection and … Continue reading

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Kaiser Family Foundation: Immigration Reform and Access to Health Coverage

This policy brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation examines the issues of eligibility for health insurance coverage and publicly funded health programs for the estimated 11 million undocumented individuals that may be on a road to legalization and citizenship through … Continue reading

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Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum: Fixing Our Immigration System – Make Health Part of the Equation

This policy brief from the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum makes the case for including health insurance coverage as part of “commonsense” immigration reform. ┬áThe policy brief highlights how new legal permanent residents remain ineligible for Medicaid for … Continue reading

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