HEC Forum 25 (2):173-182 (2013)

Victoria S. Wike
Loyola University, Chicago
In this paper, I consider the question of where illegal immigrants should go once their lives have been saved in hospitals and they are ready to be transferred to long-term care situations. I highlight three recent cases in which such a decision was made. In one case, the patient was kept at the hospital, in another the patient was repatriated to his home country, and in the third, the patient was discharged to his family. I consider the relevant moral values and argue that for reasons of fairness we must develop a policy that treats similar cases in similar ways. In order to best uphold patient well-being and minimize costs, the plan proposed here calls for illegal immigrants to be covered by insurance for long-term care
Keywords Illegal immigrants  Long-term care  Medical repatriation  Justice
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DOI 10.1007/s10730-012-9183-z
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