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Immigrants sue Massachusetts over exclusion from healthcare

Boston Globe, February 26, 2010

Massachusetts' exclusion of thousands of legal immigrants from state-subsidized health coverage is unconstitutional and should be struck down by the courts, according to a lawsuit filed by several of the affected immigrants. The lawsuit charges that the state's Connector Authority and its executive director violated the immigrants' right to equal protection under the state and federal constitutions when the administrators last year cut their health coverage through the Commonwealth Care program, the Boston Globe reports.