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Author Illingworth, Patricia M. L., 1954-
Title The health of newcomers : immigration, health policy, and the case for global solidarity / Patricia Illingworth and Wendy E. Parmet.
Imprint New York : New York University Press, [2017]

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Subject Immigrants -- Medical care.
Immigrants -- Medical care -- United States.
Medical policy.
Medical policy -- United States.
Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
Right to health.
Right to health -- United States.
Emigration and Immigration.
Global Health.
Delivery of Health Care.
Health Policy.
Health Services Accessibility.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
United States.
Alt Name Parmet, Wendy E.,
Ohio Library and Information Network.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction : natives and newcomers, partners in health -- Health and migration : a combustible mix -- Keep out! : immigration control as public health protection -- Blaming the victim : public health protection and the scapegoating of newcomers -- A nation of uninsured immigrants -- Denying the right to health -- Health as a global public good -- Creating global health -- Strangers for the sake of health -- Solidarity for newcomers, health for all -- Natives and newcomers : moving forward together
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Summary "Immigration and health care are hotly debated and contentious issues. Policies that relate to both issues--to the health of newcomers--often reflect misimpressions about immigrants, and their impact on health care systems. Despite the fact that immigrants are typically younger and healthier than natives, and that many immigrants play a vital role as care-givers in their new lands, native citizens are often reluctant to extend basic health care to immigrants, choosing instead to let them suffer, to let them die prematurely, or to expedite their return to their home lands. Likewise, many nations turn against immigrants when epidemics such as Ebola strike, under the false belief that native populations can be kept well only if immigrants are kept out. In The Health of Newcomers, Patricia Illingworth and Wendy E. Parmet demonstrate how shortsighted and dangerous it is to craft health policy on the basis of ethnocentrism and xenophobia. Because health is a global public good and people benefit from the health of neighbor and stranger alike, it is in everyone's interest to ensure the health of all. Drawing on rigorous legal and ethical arguments and empirical studies, as well as deeply personal stories of immigrant struggles, Illingworth and Parmet make the compelling case that global phenomena such as poverty, the medical brain drain, organ tourism, and climate change ought to inform the health policy we craft for newcomers and natives alike"--Provided by publisher
Note Print version record
ISBN 9780814760826 (electronic book)
0814760821 (electronic book)
9780814789216 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
0814789218 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
OCLC # 966463793
Additional Format Print version: Illingworth, Patricia M. L., 1954- Health of newcomers. New York : New York University Press, [2017] 9780814789216 (DLC) 2016023923 (OCoLC)950736165.