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Immigration bill no help for uninsured on path to citizenship
Modern Healthcare

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is vowing to prevent a vote on immigration reform even though the latest reports from Capitol Hill suggest as many as 40 or 50 Republicans are willing to back some version of the legislation that passed the Senate last June.

But even if that bill were to come to a vote in the House, a new analysis of the legislation suggests that even if millions of undocumented immigrants start on the path to citizenship, they’re likely to continue relying on safety-net healthcare programs for many years to come.