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Immigrants face hurdles with new Massachusetts care coverage

Boston Globe, November 5, 2009

Although Massachusetts has salvaged health insurance for 28,000 legal immigrants, the company hired to cover this group has been late assigning doctors and sending enrollment information to many patients, health and immigrant advocates say. Even some patients who received the necessary information are facing significant hurdles connecting with the doctors CeltiCare Health Plan of Massachusetts assembled in its new network, which limits the community health centers and hospitals available to patients, the Boston Globe reports.