Undocumented and Uninsured: Barriers to Affordable Care for Immigrant Populations

Publication date: 
August, 2013
Commonwealth Fund

The Affordable Care Act will significantly reduce the number of U.S. residents without health insurance and ensure appropriate access to health services, but the law specifically excludes one group from all its provisions: the approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants residing in this country. This Commonwealth Fund report lays out strategies for improving coverage and access for undocumented immigrants.