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Montanans Believe Health Reform Should Include Immigrants

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Publication Date: 
July 1, 2009
Author: 
Shahid Haque-Hausrath
Organization Title: 
Helena Independent Record

In an Op-Ed from the Helena Independent Record entitled “Immigrants Wouldn’t Be Burden on Health Plan”, Shahid Haque-Hausrath, the managing attorney of the Border Crossing Law Firm in Helena, writes “The vast majority of Montanans believe that access to affordable health care is a fundamental human right, and have voiced their overwhelming support for health care reform that will ensure that no one is forced to forgo necessary medical treatment for themselves or their loved ones.  Truly universal coverage must include access for everyone, without regard to income level, pre-existing conditions or citizenship. Therefore, no matter what health care program emerges from the discussions that are taking place in Congress, participation must not be based on immigration status."

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