Immigrants, Refugees, Asylees, and the Undocumented
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Immigrants and their families are more likely to go without health care coverage, public or private, deeply impacting their ability to obtain critical health care services. Like many American families, the primary reason that many immigrants are uninsured is the lack of available employment-based health care coverage. However, immigrant households also face greater difficulty accessing high-quality preventive care and treatment and other health services because of legal restrictions to federal programs and confusion about eligibility, which is exacerbated by a lack of available linguistically and culturally appropriate services.