Story URL: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/washington/news.aspx?id=77041
Story Retrieval Date: 5/22/2013 6:31:17 PM CST
video by Sirena Rubinoff /MNS
Undocumented immigrants and their right to benefit from government-funded services, such as medical care, continues to stir controversy
Universal health, but not for all
WASHINGTON - Likely voters in this year’s presidential elections rate health insurance a top priority in national polls, yet only the Democratic candidates are talking about health care plans for everyone. Everyone, that is, except the undocumented immigrants in the country. Some immigration experts say undocumented immigrants cost more than they contribute. But some health and government representatives disagree.