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The Financial Considerations Behind Medical Repatriation

The Financial Considerations Behind Medical Repatriation

Host: Mark Nolan Hill, MD

Guest: Steven Larson, MD

Legal immigrants across the United States pay taxes, to be sure, but those who have spent less than five years in the country are often not able to qualify for any healthcare coverage under their state’s Medicaid program. If a patient in this situation develops an illness that requires long-term care, who pays? And how might this scenario financially impact a hospital’s capacity to maintain cost-effective strategies for care? Dr. Steven Larson, assistant dean of global health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and an expert on migrant health, probes these questions and more with host Dr. Mark Nolan Hill.