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Study: Immigrants give more to Medicare than they get
Modern Healthcare

Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, a professor of public health at the City University of New York, remembers a 48-year-old Hispanic immigrant and father of three who died of a heart attack several years ago at Cambridge (Mass.) Hospital—a death she says could have been prevented if her patient had sought and received the proper care earlier.

Woolhandler has seen similar cases throughout her career as a primary-care physician, but she said this was one of the worst outcomes.

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