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How can undocumented persons get COVID-19 treatment?

Although hospital workers may ask about your insurance status, they should not ask about a person's documentation status. There is a law called EMTALA (Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act) that states that anyone who comes into the emergency room requiring life-saving medical attention must be medically stabilized regardless of their ability to pay, including documentation status.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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