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Surname 1NameCourseProfessorDate Punishing Undocumented Immigrants in terms of Receiving Healthcare in United StatesIntroductionUndocumented immigrants face several difficulties in accessing healthcare. Across the country,the problems vary depending on the healthcare facility the immigrants attend. Additionally,national or state practices targeting the undocumented for deportation and other motives mightwork to punish the immigrants seeking healthcare services. This paper will discuss thepunishments undocumented immigrants face when receiving healthcare in the United States.There is a striking tension across the nation that has developed between the public healthcaresystems, illegal immigrants, criminal justice as well as immigration departments that attempt tocapture and deport the illegal immigrants. Undocumented immigrants especially those using theMexico order suffer healthcare challenges since it is difficult for them to get comprehensive care.In addition to the national approach on healthcare service for the undocumented, the study willalso analyze the ways in which national and local policies mighty affect healthcare service forthe undocumented. The United States have proposed and implemented policies that punish illegalimmigrants attempting to get healthcare services.
Surname 2Undocumented migrants are generally excluded in accessing healthcare, there might be restrictedstruggles to provide several types of care like in the delivery and emergency departments. Thenational and local governments should develop policies targeted at providing healthcare servicesto the undocumented migrants. Because the undocumented are less represented in studies andsurveys of public health, the health results associated with the studies are difficult to evaluate.General Healthcare AccessThere have been several studies conducted in the previous years to analyze the access ofhealthcare services of the undocumented immigrants in the United States. In the US, theundocumented immigrants are restricted from the Medicare or Medicaid cover. Approximately60% of undocumented migrants in the country do not have health cover signifying roughly 15%of uninsured people in America. In the US, illegal immigrants represent almost 3% of the totalpopulation in the nation. Because of the increased number of undocumented people and thosewithout medical insurance, most people have resolved to use the emergency departments toaccess healthcare (Hacker et al., p175).The legal policy for the uninsured in emergency department is the same as that of undocumentedpersons in the United States. The 1986 Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act(EMTALA) commands that any patient taken to the Emergency Department in any hospital thatsupports the Medicare program should be screened and when there is need for emergency care orthe patient is in active labor, should be cured until stable. This statement explains why large

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