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The U.S. Catholic bishops called the newly unveiled Senate health-care bill an “enormous disappointment” because of the way it funds abortions and leaves about 24 million people, including immigrants, without coverage. A group of 145 Orthodox, Catholic and evangelical leaders together declared that they will not obey any laws that would require them to participate […]

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  1. “leaves about 24 million people, including immigrants, without coverage. ”

    That should be “illegal immigrants”, yes?

  2. The Senate bill limits health care coverage for both legal and illegal immigrants, hence the lack of a qualifying adjective in my summary.

    For more, see here:

    Like the recently approved House version, the Senate bill would deny federal subsidies to help illegal immigrants buy insurance…

    The Senate also penalizes legal immigrants, imposing a five-year waiting period before legal residents who are not citizens can access any federal subsidies.

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/hotstories/6732122.html