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Senator says health insurance plan won't cover illegal immigrants

Dallas Morning News, May 22, 2009

Healthcare reforms aiming for universal coverage won't provide insurance for illegal immigrants and may not address the cost to state and local governments for providing medical care to this large group of the uninsured, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee announced. "We're not going to cover undocumented aliens, undocumented workers," Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., said at a meeting with reporters. "That's too politically explosive."