Transplant recipients of undocumented immigration status face health insurance barriers

Transplant recipients of undocumented immigration status who once relied on emergency hemodialysis face barriers in care due to a lack of health insurance, according to recently published data.
“Citizenship does not preclude eligibility for transplant in the [United States]. However, lack of affordable insurance coverage is a major structural barrier,” Katherine Rizzolo, MD, of the section of nephrology at the Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine, and Boston Medical Center, wrote with colleagues. Given the obstacles to care, “exploring what factors and

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