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Effects of undocumented immigrants exclusion from health care coverage in Spain

Peralta-Gallego, Leia, Gené-Badia, Joan and Pedro Gallo

Health Policy, 2018, vol. 122, issue 11, 1155-1160

Abstract: In 2012 the Spanish government passed Royal Decree-Law 16/2012 (RDL) aimed at containing public expenditure in response to the economic crisis. This RDL redefined just who would be entitled to public health care. As a result, a large proportion of undocumented immigrants in Spain were excluded from basic publicly financed health care with access only being granted under particular circumstances (emergency care, maternal care, children under 18, asylum seekers and victims of human trafficking).

Keywords: Immigrants; Coverage; Economic crisis; Devolution; Spain (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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