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 ... continued below

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Siskin, Alison October 18, 2004.

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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).

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Siskin, Alison. Federal Funding for Unauthorized Aliens' Emergency Medical Expenses, report, October 18, 2004; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs8206/: accessed April 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.