Hospitals Report New, Undocumented Immigrants
Under federal law, hospitals receiving Medicare funds must transfer or refer patients to "appropriate" post-hospital care. However, in most states, the government does not provide funding for post-hospital care for undocumented immigrants, temporary immigrants and documented immigrants who have been in the U.S. for less than five years, forcing hospitals to "repatriate seriously injured or ill immigrants."
- "Immigrants Facing Deportation by U.S. Hospitals" (Sontag, New York Times, 8/3).