Open Access Case Report

The Case of Theresa S. An undocumented Immigrant with Lung Cancer

Phyllis Wood*

College of Nursing and Health Innovation, University of Texas, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: February 26, 2019;  Published Date: March 19, 2019


With soaring health care costs in the United States, the added burden of assisting people who do not legally live in the United States can be overwhelming to health care providers and institutions. For unauthorized immigrants (also known as undocumented or illegal immigrants), few options are available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), usually limited to emergency services, charity care, or community health centers.Senate Republicans are working hard to repeal the ACA with revising the Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) that would ultimately limit eligibility for some benefits that immigrants have under the current law.

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