This brief provides an overview of health coverage for noncitizen immigrants and discusses key issues for health coverage and care for immigrant families today. It shows: In 2015, there were 23 million non-citizen immigrants residing in the United States, accounting for about 7% of the total U.S. population. Non-citizen immigrants include both lawfully present immigrants and undocumented immigrants. Many immigrants live in mixed immigration status families that may include lawfully present immigrants, undocumented immigrants, and/or citizens. Noncitizen immigrants are significantly more likely than citizens to be uninsured. Among the nonelderly population, nearly a quarter (23%) of lawfully present immigrants and four in ten (40%) undocumented immigrants are uninsured compared to one in ten (10%) U.S. born and naturalized citizens. Changes proposed in the Better Care
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