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Young Adult Immigrants & Health Care in New York

One in five New York State residents are immigrants (i.e. foreign-born)1. Immigrants made up 27 percent of the labor force in the state in 2013 and accounted for 28 percent of total economic output in the New York metropolitan area in 2007.2 There are more than 800,000 undocumented residents in the state, 45 percent of whom are between the ages of 16 and 34.3 In fact, 56 percent of all young adults in the New York metropolitan area are of foreign birth or parentage.4 Clearly, immigrants are a core part of New York communities. But equitable access to key services and opportunities remains a challenge. As a part of Young Invincibles’ (YI) national “Healthy Young America” campaign, which focuses on providing quality and affordable health coverage and care to every young adult, YI launched this research project in New York City to better understand the challenges facing young adult immigrants.

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