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Immigration bill draws quick response from providers
Modern Healthcare

The nation’s healthcare providers quickly weighed in on the sweeping immigration bill that the Senate passed on Thursday, with some applauding the measure’s healthcare workforce provisions and others criticizing the bill for not addressing healthcare coverage for undocumented immigrants and their children. “The bill has really positive provisions that we think are going to help the healthcare workforce shortage issues for physicians but also for nurses and other allied health,” such as physical therapists and occupational therapists, said Samantha Burch, vice president of legislation and health information technology at the Federation of American Hospitals, in an interview.