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Illegal immigrant coverage question is complex, experts say

Washington Post, September 11, 2009

Republican Rep. Joe Wilson's shout of "You lie!" during President Obama's speech Sept. 9 brought renewed attention to questions about whether Democratic healthcare legislation would extend coverage to illegal immigrants. Although the answer is more complicated than reform proponents acknowledge, it also does not square with the dark warnings of opponents who say the proposals would bring waves of undocumented immigrants into taxpayer-funded plans, according to the Washington Post.