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"Health Care for Older Immigrants Sees Momentum Among States"

The Associated Press referenced Dr. Arturo Vargas Bustamante, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health associate professor of health policy and management, in a report on his research that shows healthcare systems in the U.S. are largely unprepared to deal with aging immigrants

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Friday, July 23, 2021
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Most mornings, 62-year-old Maria Elena Estamilla wakes up with pelvic pain and dread that she faces the same fate as her mother and grandmother: fatal cervical cancer.

The Chicago woman’s last full medical exam was in 2015 and she sees no options for care as a Mexican immigrant without permission to live in the U.S. She’s not eligible for Medicare, Medicaid or Affordable Care Act coverage. As a child care worker, she didn’t have employer coverage. She can’t afford private insurance.

But things may soon change.

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