In the almost six years of its existence, DACA has had a significant positive impact on the health of both our immigrant communities and overall public health. There is a strong connection between DACA policy and immigrant health and safety, access to health coverage and care, and our health care workforce.
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As the Trump administration continues to intensify its efforts to curb immigration, Colorado legislators, public health agencies, and health care and advocacy organizations should consider immigration policy as health policy, and show leadership on these issues.
Before examining potential options for extending greater health care coverage and/or access to immigrants of varying immigration status in Colorado, we must understand the demographics and insurance status of these populations.
In order to fully understand the health care system’s shortcomings and work toward improvement, we need quality metrics.
Payment reform is the movement to change what we pay for in health care. Instead of paying for services, we should pay for good value.