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Immigration status a health policy challenge

Politico, May 17, 2012

The national health law explicitly excludes illegal immigrants—a politically explosive topic—and bans them from the new state insurance exchanges, even if they use their own money. They will make up a big chunk of the remaining uninsured population. But advocates say states have good reasons to reach out and get uninsured legal residents covered—especially as the federal government picks up most of the tab.