States shouldn't pay for illegal immigrants' health care, RGA says

08/31/2011 | Wall Street Journal, The

Federal law prohibits illegal immigrants from enrolling in Medicaid, but some still make it into the program, further stressing state budgets, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says. The Republican Governors Association suggested requiring the federal government "to take full responsibility for the uncompensated care costs of treating illegal aliens" as one way to lower states' Medicaid costs.

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