Who will cover the cost of undocumented immigrant trauma care?

  title={Who will cover the cost of undocumented immigrant trauma care?},
  author={Christopher Drumm Mitchell and Michael Seth Truitt and Vanessa K Shifflette and Van Johnson and Alicia J. Mangram and Ernest Lewis Dunn},
  journal={The journal of trauma and acute care surgery},
  volume={72 3},
  pages={609-12; discussion 612-3}
BACKGROUND Health care reform under the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (PPACA) will lead to changes in reimbursement. Although this legislation provides a mechanism for uninsured Americans to obtain coverage, it excludes undocumented immigrants (UDI). Reimbursement for UDIs comes from the disproportionate share hospital (DSH) program and was previously supported by Section-1011 of the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act (S1011). The PPACA details a cut of DSH funds starting in 2014… CONTINUE READING
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