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Undocumented Immigrants Excluded from the Affordable Care Act

While many in the United States will gain health insurance coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act, undocumented immigrants are one group that will not see much benefit from the law. Focusing on the state with the largest number of undocumented residents—California—a new report from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and The Commonwealth Fund examines the health status and health care use of undocumented immigrants and suggests policy alternatives that could improve their access to needed health care.

To hear directly from lead author Stephen Wallace, Ph.D., and Commonwealth Fund vice president Pamela Riley, M.D., listen to the podcast Investing in the Health Care of Undocumented Workers. And be sure to check out our infographic highlighting the difficulties faced by the undocumented.

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