Federal Funding for Unauthorized Aliens' Emergency Medical Expenses

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This report discusses the amount of money spent, as well as the amount of
federal funds available to provide emergency medical care to unauthorized (illegal)
aliens in the United States. It is extremely difficult to ascertain the amount of money
spent for emergency medical care for unauthorized aliens since most hospitals do not
ask patients their immigration status. Additionally, prior to the passage of the
Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (P.L.
108-173) on December 8, 2003 there were no federal funds available for the specific
purpose of reimbursing hospitals or states for emergency medical care provided to
unauthorized aliens (undocumented immigrants).

Creator(s): Siskin, Alison
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: October 18, 2004
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: October 18, 2004
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Description:

This report discusses the amount of money spent, as well as the amount of
federal funds available to provide emergency medical care to unauthorized (illegal)
aliens in the United States. It is extremely difficult to ascertain the amount of money
spent for emergency medical care for unauthorized aliens since most hospitals do not
ask patients their immigration status. Additionally, prior to the passage of the
Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (P.L.
108-173) on December 8, 2003 there were no federal funds available for the specific
purpose of reimbursing hospitals or states for emergency medical care provided to
unauthorized aliens (undocumented immigrants).

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