We Must Provide Subsidized Healthcare for Illegal Immigrants

analytical Essay
2571 words
2571 words

The topic of undocumented immigrants is heavily debated across the United States. Furthermore, the concept of these undocumented immigrants receiving subsidized healthcare is an even more highly controversial matter. The conflicting sides are significantly divided even though the United States of America was founded upon the notion of freedom and the melting pot ideology. This paper will examine the dilemma of undocumented immigrants and access to subsidized healthcare; yield a few attainable solutions in addition to some recommendations for the future on how this issue may be solved. Immigration has been around in the United States of America since the colonial times. Along with those immigrants come many other issues, including healthcare. Many of the millions of immigrants presently in the United States are without insurance. This paper will discuss how important it is for us as Americans to provide those who are uninsured and here illegally with some form of subsidized care. Additionally, this article will inform readers on reasons why this should derive from an ethical stand point and due to the associated health risk that can come about for those who are here legally. The multiplying constituency base includes healthcare providers, consumers, and buyers. There is a great importance to these individuals regarding the assurance of a more equitable and accountable system of healthcare (Kaiser Family Foundation). The terms “illegal immigration” and “undocumented immigration” are often used in an interchangeable manner. “Illegal immigration is the movement of a person from his native country to foreign country, with an intent to find a lively hood and settle down without the permission of the government. Il... ... middle of paper ... ...2690> Is Illegal Immigration an Economic Burden to America?, August 11, 2009. Web. 20 March 2015. Smith, J. “Screen, Stabilize, and Ship: EMTALA, U.S. Hospitals, and Undocumented Immigrants.” Houston Journal of Health and Law Policy 10, 2010: 309-358. Web. 20 March 2015. The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Race, Ethnicity, and Health Care Issue Brief: Policy Challenges and Opportunities in Closing the Racial/Ethnic Divide in Health Care, March 2005. Web. 11 March 2015. The Facts: Undocumented Immigrants. The Advocates for Human Rights, 2006. Web. 11 March 2015. < sites/25elf498-741c-478a-8a08aa486d8533a5/uploads/ undocumented_immigrants_3.pdf>

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that the political climate of the united states increasingly holds a negative stigmatization upon the population of undocumented immigrants.
  • Analyzes the issue of undocumented immigrants receiving subsidized healthcare in the united states of america.
  • Explains that immigration in the united states dates back to colonial times circa 1607 and still occurs today.
  • Argues that the refusal to provide undocumented immigrants with subsidized healthcare is unethical and will only ensure the american citizens will have a more significant problem in the future.
  • Explains that the emergency medical treatment and active labor act is a constant struggle for medical facilities that receive federal funding.
  • Argues that eliminating ethnic and racial disparities in health care is politically sensitive and challenging in part because their causes are intertwined with a contentious history of race relations in america.
  • Explains that the united states of america is in a state of controversy as the citizens and interest groups debate whether undocumented immigrants should receive subsidized healthcare.
  • Explains achkar, macklin, and achcar, j. m. ethical considerations about reporting research results with potential for further stigmatization of undocumented immigrants.
  • States that goldman, smith, and sood, n. legal status and health insurance among immigrants. health affairs, 24, no. 6 (2005): 1640 – 1653.
  • Explains that illegal immigration is an economic burden to america. the henry j. kaiser family foundation. race, ethnicity, and health care issue brief.
Get Access