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Topic: Undocumented Non-Citizens



People who do not have legal status to be in the United States are distinct from legally present immigrants. Undocumented non-citizens are not currently eligible for health insurance under the law. Illinois is home to more than 500,000 undocumented non-citizens.


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The Affordable Care Act and Non-Citizens

This May 2012 webinar explained how non-citizens are impacted by the health insurance exchange and Medicaid expansion, how most of the opportunities do not apply to undocmumented immigrants, and discussed the challenges for mixed-status families as well as the myths surrounding use of Medicaid and citizenship. A recording of webinar is available here.

Health Care Reform and the Impact on Immigrant Populations

This November 2011 presentation by Health & Disability Advocates to the National Immigration Conference covered how lawfully present immigrants are included in state health insurance exchanges and Medicaid expansions, while undocumented immigrants are eligible only for emergency Medicaid.

Immigrants and the ACA: A Primer

A brief description by IHM of how immigrants, non-immigrants and undocumented immigrants are affected by the ACA.

Left Out: Undocumented Immigrants and Medicaid Expansion

This 2011 presentation by SHADAC (the State Health Access Data Assistance Center) explains who are undocumented immigrants, how many are in the U.S., and what national health reform means for them – as well as why the issue is of larger concern.

Treatment of Citizens and Immigrants Under Health Reform

This fact sheet from the National Council of La Raza gives a point-by-point comparison of Affordable Care Act provisions as they apply to U.S. citizens, legal immigrants, and the undocumented.

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