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  With approximately 11.3 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. currently, some of them will inevitably need access to medical care. Especially among the elderly population, almost half of undocumented immigrants are completely uninsured.  A migrant or immigrant might feel apprehensive or scared about seeking medical treatment for reason of the immense financial burden, however,…

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Working abroad inherently comes with an onslaught of questions regarding how to manage finances, legal matters, and medical treatment. Although many workers may not expect to find themselves dealing with a work-related injury while working abroad, it is a common occurrence. In THE US, especially, farm work, agricultural labor, and construction pose a risk for…

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Medical repatriation is a COMPLICATED subject and it can feel almost impossible to get a clear answer about your future from your medical provider. There are many myths surrounding the subject that make it difficult to understand your rights as a patient or the rights of a loved one. While the topic can be particularly…

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Immigrants often come to the US to receive medical treatment for serious illness and injury that they can’t get back in their home country. Others get sick while here in the US and need affordable health care to figure out how to treat their illness. Medical repatriation can be the financial saving grace for immigrants,…

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Compared to all other populations in the United States, undocumented US immigrant workers have a harder time securing proper medical care due lack of insurance and financial resources. Since many immigrants have jobs that require physical labor, such as farm work, other agricultural labor, and construction, their risk for injury is higher than the risk…

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Immigrant health service in the United States has some tricky stipulations. US law requires hospitals to admit and treat any person in the country for an acute event regardless of income or immigration status. But what happens next? For immigrants without insurance, nursing homes or rehabilitation facilities are not an option. Most of these highly-specialized…

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occupational health

It’s not surprising that healthcare in America is costly. Nonetheless, hospitals are required to care for patients regardless of their capacity to pay or not. When treatment is over, they are then to discharge patients to a suitable recovery place such as rehabilitation facility, nursing home or family member. Migrant workers are in a particularly…

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work-related injuries

  One of the truths that seem universally accepted in the United States is employers are morally, ethically, and legally obligated to provide their employees with a safe working environment. From the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to industry-specific regulations, all the way to lawsuits and work injury settlements, there are many systems in…

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