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The Financial Saving Grace for Immigrants in Need of Health Services

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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The Choices Medical Professionals Have to Care for Undocumented Immigrants

The current political environment has affected the immigration status of many individuals. From DREAMers to those seeking asylum, many groups are experiencing uncertainty in their immigration status. This has created challenges for health care professionals who are trying to treat every patient with dignity and care. For undocumented immigrants, there are two options for treatment:…
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5 Difficult Situations Faced by Medical Personnel

  On a good day, healthcare professionals face their fair share of challenges: work overload, the risk of burnout, lack of recognition of their effort and commitment… But in some cases, notably, when treating immigrants, difficult situations arise that make it even more challenging to obtain a positive outcome, both for medical personnel and patients.…
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The Key Factors Between Medical Repatriation and Medical Evacuation

There’s nothing scarier than suffering from a health problem or chronic condition, and not knowing if you have the money to afford treatment. Unfortunately, this is a problem that is all too common for migrant workers in the US who are suffering from an on the job injury or are battling an existing ailment. The…
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Finding Chronic Care Solutions for Repatriated Patients

No matter where you are from, finding chronic care can be extremely difficult. Insurers rarely want to give a policy to somebody with a preexisting condition, or if they do, it comes at a steep price. This is doubly true for migrant workers who not only struggle with their health challenges but also have to…
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How Mexican Hospitals Take on Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment Patients

A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, occurs when a blow to the head or an object penetrates the skull, resulting in a disruption in the way that the brain usually functions. This can happen during a work-related accident, such as a fall, or during other violent incidents such as car crashes or a building collapse.…
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How Medical Repatriation Assists with Occupational Health for Migrants

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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How to Find the Right Home Care Services for Migrant Patients

Home care services are an excellent alternative for people who need assistance on a regular basis, be it for health reasons, or because of age. Access to such services, however, may prove problematic for migrants.   Why Hire Home Care Services Providers There can be many reasons why you’d need services provided at home, but…
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What Is Case Management and How Does It Affect Migrants

Case management is an integral component of the health care system, designed to deliver services to the enrolled patients in a holistic, cost-effective manner while preserving the quality of care. The matter, however, becomes a bit trickier for migrants who run into various challenges when seeking physical or mental care like access to health insurance,…
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Issues Surrounding Work-Related Injuries for Migrants

  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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Migrant Labor and the Occupational Health Standard in the United States

  According to the National Center for Farmworker Health, most farmworkers in the United States—72 percent—were born in foreign countries. By far the most common nationality for migrant labor in the U.S. is Mexican: 68 percent of all farmworkers in the country are Mexican-born. Farming isn’t the only industry dominated by this type of labor,…
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How a Physical Injury at Work Affects Emotional Health As Well

Dealing with Depression After a Physical Injury at Work Migrant workers are amongst the most vulnerable members of society in the US. They routinely face adverse conditions such as poverty, lack of adequate housing, isolation from their community and families, and exclusion from medical services due to their migrant/illegal immigrant status. To make matters worse,…
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The Daily Lives of Migrant Workers: Most Common Injuries Sustained on the Job

  The International Labour Organization estimated that around 4% of the world population are migrant workers who leave their home country to search for work. The immigration status of a migrant worker can be legal or illegal. Undocumented immigrants are individuals who enter another country such as the U.S. without legal permission or fail to…
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Ensuring the Right Case Management Process for Immigrant Patients

Immigrants from around the world require culturally responsive evaluation and treatment planning for their medical needs. However, factors like the language barrier, poor health insurance policies, and immigration status are frequently not taken into account. The answer to incorporating the best medical repatriation practices for immigration lies in efficient case management process in social work…
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How Mexico Hospitals Are Assisting with Medical Repatriation in the USA

Mexico hospitals are playing an important role in the medical repatriation of immigrant patients located in US and Canadian hospitals.  Most of the time, patients are illegal immigrants without any medical insurance and ability to pay.  Hospitals in the USA are legally required to treat all medical emergency patients until they are in a stable…
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Health Analysis – Healthcare Costs in Mexico vs. United States

In the United States, immigrants make up about 13% of the total population. Health care facilities fail to provide adequate care to immigrants, especially undocumented immigrants. In addition, workers on temporary visas and legal permanent residents, who do not yet qualify for support are finding it hard to seek care. Finally, the consequences of insufficient…
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Exploring the Choices: Healthcare for Migrants

In today’s society immigration health care is a major cause for concern. Low-income immigrants lack health insurance. This is due to inadequacy in their access to public insurance like Medicaid or Children’s Health insurance program as well as private job-based health insurance.  Immigrants are often associated with jobs in low insurance coverage sectors like agriculture,…
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Chronic Care Management Solutions in the Health Industry

Chronic Care Management involves ongoing care, education, and oversight activities by healthcare professionals to help patients understand their condition, to modify their lifestyle to adapt to their status, and successfully live with it. Chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, lupus, multiple sclerosis and sleep apnea require frequent follow-up, regular monitoring, and ongoing care.…
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TBI Treatment Option – Why is Neuropsychological Therapy Important?

Neuropsychology, as the very name suggests, combines the fields of neurology and psychology to understand how your behavior or skills link to your brain structure and systems. When a person has undergone a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), recovery requires intense rehabilitation to restore normal functioning as far as possible. In such, a rehabilitation team,…
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How to Incorporate the Best Medical Repatriation Practices in Immigration

Undocumented immigrant patients have put the medical faculty and international governments in a big dilemma worldwide. Hospitals are expected to accept any patient who presents to the emergency department. When patients who have an illegal immigration profile, it becomes challenging for hospitals to provide care, especially when they require ongoing medical care. They become at…
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Immigration Health Care Options – Information, Facts, and Tips

Every human being, immigrant or not, has the right to life and preservation of health and well-being, international human rights law and domestic law and immigrants’ rights as per the constitution of our country. Immigration health care, this is a right of every immigrant. In the U.S, immigrants make up about 13% of the total…
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Medical Deportations and the Effect on Undocumented Immigrants

Immigrant health care policy is a highly crucial and controversial subject of discussion. This issue needs a rapid conclusion considering the soaring costs of healthcare facilities and illegal status of the immigrant in need. Many hospitals singly, or in a joint venture with the private transport companies, function as an unauthorized immigration officer and deport…
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