Why Providers Should Be Concerned About Immigration

General Counsel Agenda September 2014

Robert S. Groban, Jr., National Chairperson of the firm's Immigration Law Group (ILG), and Catherine Flores Silie, an Associate in the Labor and Employment practice, in the firm's New York office, authored an article titled “Why Providers Should Be Concerned About Immigration” in General Counsel Agenda, a quarterly newsletter published by The Advisory Board Company.

Following is an excerpt:

The onset of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) should motivate U.S. health care organizations to think about how best to position themselves in this new environment. It is estimated that ACA will expand coverage to approximately 32 million individuals lawfully present in the United States. At the same time, it has been estimated that the U.S.’s rapidly increasing aging population will account for an additional 15 more million seniors covered by Medicare. This influx of elderly and newly insured patients is forcing an already overly burdened U.S. health care system to develop and implement policies to adequately handle this expanded patient population.