© iStock

By 2025, the United States will face a shortage of 46,100 to 90,400 physicians, according to a report from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs that asserts that current federal immigration policies hinder the stability of the healthcare sector. The report examines how the Midwest region relies on foreign-born healthcare professionals to fill critical labor gaps and the inability of undocumented immigrants to access health insurance under current laws. It also provides recommendations to update policies to ensure the future vitality of the sector.

Migration, Health, Migration/Immigration