Budget woes cut healthcare for illegal immigrants
AP/Yahoo News, March 16, 2009
Next month, thousands of people will be on their own as communities cut non-emergency health services to illegal immigrants and more local governments are forced to make similar decisions. The Pew Hispanic Center estimates that of the 11.9 million illegal immigrants living in the United States, about 59% have no health insurance. That accounts for about 15% of the nation's approximately 47 million uninsured.