Doctors in Hospital

How The Supreme Court’s DACA Decision Lessens The Doctor Shortage And Boosts Patient Care

decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to protect some 700,000 immigrants known as Dreamers helps future doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers to stay in the country.

Hospitals, doctor groups, academic medical centers and medical schools cheered Thursday’s decision by the Supreme Court to prevent the Trump administration from proceeding with its plan to end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which many healthcare interests said could exacerbate the U.S. doctor shortage and hurt patient care for thousands of Americans.

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