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"Doctors Say New Rule Will Mean Sicker Immigrants" - Sophia Tareen

  • The Associated Press
  • New York, NY
  • (August 18, 2019)

Doctors and public health experts warn of poor health and rising costs they say will come from sweeping Trump administration changes that would deny green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, as well as food stamps and other forms of public assistance. Some advocates say they're already seeing the fallout even before the complex 837-page rule takes effect in October. According to Kenneth Davis, MD, president and CEO of the Mount Sinai Health System, "We're condemning people to having a much more unhealthy lifestyles because we believe that there is something awful about their request for what we think for most people is a right and not a privilege: health care.”

— Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President, CEO, Mount Sinai Health System

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