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Baucus, Conrad Respond to "You Lie" Flap By Restricting Non-Citizens from Insurance Market


Two things remain unclear. First is whether non-citizens would be barred, by this provision, from receiving federal subsidies, or entering the exchanges altogether. That's the difference between an inconvenience and actually barring undocumented residents from buying buying health insurance.

Second, is how progressive members of Congress and immigrant groups will respond to the news. We'll let you know the answer to both questions.

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