Hospitals Balk at Tying Funds to Immigrant Status A new federal rule meant to help hospitals pay for undocumented immigrants links the money to hospitals' finding out whether patients are U.S. citizens or not. Hospitals in areas with large immigrant populations say asking about legal status will keep people from seeking needed medical care. NPR's Patricia Neighmond reports.
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Hospitals Balk at Tying Funds to Immigrant Status

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Hospitals Balk at Tying Funds to Immigrant Status

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Hospitals Balk at Tying Funds to Immigrant Status

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A new federal rule meant to help hospitals pay for undocumented immigrants links the money to hospitals' finding out whether patients are U.S. citizens or not. Hospitals in areas with large immigrant populations say asking about legal status will keep people from seeking needed medical care. NPR's Patricia Neighmond reports.