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Bishops Say Health Reform Should Include Illegal Immigrants

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Bishops Say Health Reform Should Include Illegal Immigrants

Bishops Say Health Reform Should Include Illegal Immigrants

Though Bishop William F. Murphy of Rockville Centre, N.Y., concedes there’s no political will in Washington to include illegal immigrants in health care reform, he believes it’s the country’s moral obligation to ensure that everyone in the nation receives proper medical care. That includes those who enter the country illegally, he told Catholic News Service.

“I agree that there is a special problem with those who have entered here without the permission of the United States, and that has to be looked at,” said Bishop Murphy, who chairs the U.S...

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