Medicaid Expansion Improved Immigrants' Access to Health Insurance, But Disparities Persist
Though Medicaid expansion has helped to improve insurance coverage for immigrant populations in the U.S., uninsurance rates still remain high for those who are not yet citizens, according to a new study led by Jim P. Stimpson, PhD, professor and associate dean of Academic Affairs at Dornsife School of Public Health.
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