Should ACA Provide Health Coverage to Undocumented Immigrants?

Chelsea Clinton recently suggested that undocumented immigrants gain access to (unsubsidized coverage). Predictably, she drove the social media world nuts.

On the merits, it’s actually a messy issue. There are real possibilities for adverse selection given the cost of coverage and the lack of an individual mandate in this population. There is no satisfactory policy in the absence of comprehensive immigration reform. That’s not going to happen for awhile. In the meantime, we should…well here is my personal take at

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[Cross-posted at The Reality-Based Community]

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Harold Pollack

Harold Pollack is the Helen Ross Professor at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago.