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A Death RetoldJesica Santillan, the Bungled Transplant, and Paradoxes of Medical Citizenship$
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Keith Wailoo, Julie Livingston, and Peter Guarnaccia

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780807830598

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807877524_wailoo

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Sympathy and Exclusion

Sympathy and Exclusion

Access to Health Care for Undocumented Immigrants in the United States

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A Death Retold

Beatrix Hoffman

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter analyzes whether the Santillan story fits into the larger politics of immigrant access to health care. It describes how the Santillan case highlighted and obscured central themes in immigration and health care in America with its ongoing tension between the contradictory impulses of sympathy and exclusion. The chapter also discusses access and rights to health care before 1986, the Immigrant Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) and the 1996 Welfare Reform, immigration and health care in North Carolina, eligibility for organ transplants, and the politics of charity and sympathy.

Keywords:   Santillan, immigrant, health care, sympathy, exclusion, Immigrant Reform and Control Act of 1986, IRCA, 1996 Welfare Reform, organ transplants, charity

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