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    States Shift Migrants’ Health Care Out of the ER

    Emergency rooms are legally required to treat everyone, regardless of immigration status, but they’re not designed for long-term care of chronic diseases. U.S. officials estimate 6,500 undocumented migrants suffer from kidney failure, often waiting until they’re near death to seek dialysis in the ER, at a cost of $300,000 per person annually. But seven states have implemented systems — from nonprofit-sponsored insurance to Medicaid-funded care — to give residents access to cheaper dialysis.

    Could those systems be expanded? Anti-immigration groups are pushing back, but migrant advocates are seeking coverage for organ transplants, which they argue are cheaper than dialysis.

    OZY looks at how Mexico welcomes migrants.

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