Health Care System Complementarity

Salud Migrante – Propuesta de un Seguro Binacional de Salud

by Editors

This report proposes a binational health insurance program for the United States and Mexico, arguing that it is feasible, absolutely necessary, and would benefit both sides of the border. By focusing on different aspects of the healthcare system in both countries, including the insurance system, demographics, policies and regulation of the healthcare system, as well as migrants’ needs, this study proposes an insurance program for migrants. The report also discusses the development of a binational network of healthcare providers and insurance companies that would operate in the border zone, and how this network might be regulated.

Este reporte propone un seguro binacional de salud entre Estados Unidos y México, argumentando que es viable, completamente necesario, y traería beneficios para ambos lados de la frontera. Basado en el análisis de diversos aspectos del sistema de salud en ambas naciones, incluyendo el sistema de seguros, la demografía, políticas y regulación del sistema de salud, así como las necesidades de los migrantes, este estudio propone un programa de seguros para los migrantes. El reporte también discute el desarrollo de una red binacional de proveedoras de seguros de salud y compañías de seguro que operarían en la zona fronteriza, especificando cómo sería regulada dicha red.

Read this proposal in its entirety: Salud Migrante – Propuesta de un Seguro Binacional de Salud


The U.S.-Mexico Network’s Imagining 2024 project is designed to provide readers a quick overview of key issues in US-Mexico relations – the background of the issue, its current state, where we ought to be by 2024, and how to get there.


Each short essay is coupled with suggested background readings for those interested in a more detailed understanding of the issue at hand.  And as an electronic publication, both the essays and their associated resource pages are updated as needed to keep the information and analysis fresh.

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by Editors
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