019 Undocumented Immigrants and Kidney Transplants: An Inspiring Story

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Mon, 06/03/2019 - 7:00am to 7:30am
Episode 19
"019 Undocumented Immigrants and Kidney Transplants: An Inspiring Story" > This episode presents medical issues on undocumented immigrants and counters common myths with focus on kidney transplants for immigrants with medical student Kristen Pallock.

 

This episode presents background on undocumented immigrants and counters common myths. I discuss how immigrants pay a variety of taxes, without being eligible for government benefits, and how their health care contributions heavily subsidize Medicare’s Trust Fund. I then discuss the issue of kidney transplants for undocumented immigrants with medical student Kristen Pallock, an award-winning activist who helped create a program and pass legislation in Illinois to allow undocumented immigrants to receive kidney transplants, saving lives while also saving the state money.  Our guest, Kristen Pallock, is a 4th year medical student at Rush Medical College, recipient of American Public Health Association’s 2018 Student Activist Award.

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