Illegal immigration enters the healthcare debate
Wall Street Journal, August 17, 2009
A health clinic in Vallejo, CA, is saving local hospitals thousands of dollars in emergency-room visits by treating uninsured patients who suffer only non-urgent ailments. A watchdog group is now calling on county officials to cut funding for clinic patients who can't prove they are in the U.S. legally. A provision in the House's healthcare overhaul bill rules out federal funding for illegal immigrants.
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