Healthcare is very important for every worker because even with proper safety precautions, things can always go wrong. According to a study done in 2000, approximately 12.7% of white Americans are uninsured while all immigrant categories, Asian, African American, Indian, and Hispanic, are all above 22% uninsured, with Hispanics reaching a massive 35% uninsured immigrants. “Lack of insurance poses the most significant barrier to care. Insurance status, perhaps more than any other demographic or economic factor, determines the timelines and quality of healthcare” (Smedley, et al 83). Every worker needs healthcare as they pose a safety risk to all of their coworkers.
Any worker, regardless of their citizenship, should be allowed the simplest of commodities, especially healthcare and safety in their workplace. Many undocumented workers help our communities and work very hard and pay their taxes, so they have earned their share of healthcare. Healthcare is a major part of everyone’s life because they are reliant on having that if they’re ever seriously injured or become seriously ill. Today, more than ever, we must act. With the new administration, undocumented workers are less likely to live a safe life and more likely to be deported or put in jail. Our past administration strived to provide free healthcare to the masses, but that administration is no longer with us, and we must stand strong, and stand together. Without healthcare, people could end up losing their jobs, or even worse, their life.
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Smedley, Brian D., Adrienne Y. Stith, and Alan R. Nelson. Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care. Washington, D.C.: National Academy, 2003. Print.