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Health care reform promise explicitly excludes millions of illegal immigrants
Los Angeles Times

Paula Medrano shifts uncomfortably on the doctor’s examination table, holding out a wrist inflamed and swollen by arthritis. The 78-year-old has no health insurance, lives below the federal poverty level, and can’t pay for the medication she needs.

Just days before her appointment, President Barack Obama signed, with much fanfare, a historic bill to extend health care access to 32 million currently uninsured people. But Medrano and her daughter, Juana Aguirre, barely paid attention.