Five Doctors Without Borders Staffers ‘Taken’ in Syria

  JAN 3, 2014 12:04PM ET / GLOBALBy: ABBY OHLHEISERA Lebanese doctor checks a Syrian refugee at a mobile clinic for Doctors Without Borders, in the eastern Lebanese town of Marj near the border with Syria, Lebanon.  (AP) Five staffers for the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) were taken from a Syrian home on Thursday night, "apparently for questioning," according to a statement from the...

Immigrants’ Access to Healthcare

Almost half of all immigrants — noncitizen immigrants — are uninsured, a level about three times higher than for native-born citizens. Because so many immigrants lack insurance, they face serious barriers to medical care and pay more out-of-pocket when they receive care. Barriers •Associated with language, income, gender and the need for culturally competent care •Lack of health insurance •Patient’s ability to...