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Illegal Immigrants Tax U.S. Health Care System

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Illegal Immigrants Tax U.S. Health Care System

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Illegal Immigrants Tax U.S. Health Care System

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Florida hospitals seek federal help to meet the rising costs of long-term medical care for illegal immigrants with no insurance. It's a growing problem throughout the United States, highlighted recently when one Florida hospital put a severely brain-damaged patient on a plane back to his native country after his unpaid bill reached $2 million. Alan Tomlinson reports.