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Physicians call for better access to health care for immigrants
Date:4/7/2011

particularly for communicable diseases. And, that delayed treatment may be costly and could endanger the rest of the population.
  • That any policy that intends to force the millions of undocumented residents to return to their countries of origin could result in severe health consequences for affected persons and their family members. This could create a public health emergency resulting in enormous costs to the health care system, including costs associated with correctional health care during periods of detention.

    "Any national immigration policy will need to balance the legitimate needs and concerns to control our borders and to equitably differentiate in publicly-supported services for those who fully comply with immigration laws and those who do not," concluded Dr. Ralston. "However, access to health care for immigrants is crucial to the overall population of the U.S. We all have a vested interest in ensuring that all residents have access to necessary care."


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    American College of Physicians
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