Lawmakers Urge Panel To Preserve Hospital Funding

Law360, New York (March 15, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A proposal to cut funds from a federal program that compensates hospitals for providing medical treatment to illegal immigrants has drawn protests from lawmakers in California and border states.

On Thursday, the House Appropriations Committee reviewed the plan, which would redirect those funds to help states cover losses in a health insurance program for children.

The proposal, which would have an impact on hospitals across the U.S., displeased lawmakers from border states, where hospitals often bear the cost of treatment for illegal immigrants who fail to...
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