Undocumented immigrants who stopped showing up at urgent care centers after receiving health insurance under the Affordable Care Act may be back the next time they’re injured on the job or a child spikes a fever. Roughly 423,000 of those newly insured lost their coverage due to a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) policy requiring proper documentation of immigration status or income within 95 days of getting coverage. Urgent care has been a popular destination for cash-paying undocumented immigrants seeking medical care over the years because a visit to the emergency room meant showing identification and, often, a police presence.

Undocumented Immigrants Lost to Insurance May Be Returning to Urgent Care
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