Raising Women’s Voices

Immigrant Healthcare

Posted in Health Disparities by raisingwomensvoices on March 19, 2009

Per a USA Today report, the US Healthcare system does not adequately support healthcare for immigrants. Often immigrants are unaware of the programs which they qualify for, and have difficulty finding medical professionals who speak their language.

Sapna Pandya of the Center for Immigrant Health at New York University says the government sould work to aid immigrants without questioning their legal status because oftentimes, these same immigrants pay sales, income and payroll taxes.

With the economy in the state it is currently in, programs to help immigrants are not likely to be created and, those that already exist, are likely to lose funding. But these programs are important now because of their future potential to prevent epidemics.

For the USA Today article, click here

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