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How Might Immigration Reform Influence Health Care Reform?
California Healthline

After decades of debate and legal challenges, national health care reform moves onward. Next up: immigration reform. The two are linked. Immigrants — both those who are documented and those who are not — are less likely to have health insurance than their U.S.-born counterparts. Almost half the documented immigrants in the U.S. do not have health coverage, according to 2011 Employee Benefit Research Institute statistics.