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Undocumented workers left out of the Affordable Care Act

by Jude Joffe-Block, Fronteras Desk | Take Two®

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Supporters of the Affordable Care Act celebrate the Supreme Court ruling which upheld the whole healthcare law of the Obama Administration. Alex Wong/Getty Images

About 48 million Americans lack medical insurance. That's poised to change next year when Medicaid is expanded and federal tax credits for insurance become available under the Affordable Care Act. But there's a huge group left out: the 11 million immigrants in the country illegally are currently barred from both programs. 

From the Fronteras Desk in Phoenix, Jude Joffe-Block digs into what we can expect when Obamacare and immigration reform collide.

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