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US move to restrict immigrants' healthcare access would hit California's economy, study says

Rules that could give immigrants reason to avoid enrolling in health safety-net programs would deliver a blow to California's economy, costing the state thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic output, a new study concluded.

Under the rules proposed by the U.S. Homeland Security Department, immigrants who enroll themselves or their children in Medicaid (the half-century-old government health insurance program for the poor), nutrition assistance programs

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