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When Immigration Reform and Obamacare Collide

April 5, 2013 4:22 p.m.


About 48 million Americans lack medical insurance. That’s poised to change next year when federal tax credits for insurance and expanded access to Medicaid become available to certain Americans under the Affordable Care Act.

But there’s a huge group left out -- the 11 million immigrants in the country illegally are currently barred from both programs.

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