Immigrant Workers: Health, Law, and Public Policy
Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. 1984 Fall; 9(3): 503-514.
The health care of immigrant workers and their families, and particularly of the 3.6 to 6 million immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally, is subject to uneven local practice and to the decisions of individual administrators. Guttmacher examines the demographic characteristics of these immigrants, their health needs, use of health services, and the obstacles they face in obtaining care. She concludes that legislation such as the Simpson-Mazzoli Immigration and Reform Act, aimed at regularizing the status of immigrant workers, is unlikely to solve many of their problems, and that the values of fairness and equity and our ambivalent immigration policies require that an attempt be made to meet the more urgent health needs of this population. (KIE abstract)
Administrators; Cultural Pluralism; Discrimination; Employment; Health; Health Care; Health Care Delivery; Health Services; Immigrants; International Aspects; Justice; Law; Legal Aspects; Legislation; Minority Groups; Obligations of Society; Public Health; Public Policy; Rights; Social Discrimination; Socioeconomic Factors; Values;