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Health care system allows immigrants to fall through the cracks

Deborah Sontag of The New York Times continued the paper's "Getting Tough" series with an examination of some hospitals' practice of repatriating immigrant patients to their native countries without consent. The article offers several vignettes of the difficulties patients and hospitals face in such situations, including the story of Antonio Torres, a nineteen year-old legal immigrant working in Phoenix, whose hospital sent him to Mexico because he had no insurance.

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