HCFO Findings Brief: Undocumented Immigrants, Left Out of Health Reform, Likely to Continue to Grow as a Share of the Uninsured

Vol. XIV, No. 9
December 2011

The issue of health care coverage for undocumented immigrants is complex and politically challenging. Although the flow of undocumented immigrants has slowed in recent years, due in part to the economic recession, they remain an important population for the health policy debate. In a HCFO-funded study, Stephen Zuckerman, Ph.D, Timothy Waidmann, Ph.D., and Emily Lawton of the Urban Institute examined the impact of the undocumented immigrant population on the U.S. health care system. The results of this study were published in the October 2011 issue of Health Affairs.