Budget Cuts Lead to Health Service Cuts for Illegal Immigrants

Budgeting problems have prompted Sacramento County to cut non-emergency health services to illegal immigrants, with Contra Costa County expected to vote on a similar measure on Tuesday.

Local health systems in other states also are facing such decisions.

The Pew Hispanic Center estimates that of the nearly 12 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S., about 59 percent have no health insurance.

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