Obama takes heat from other side of immigrant healthcare debate
September 17, 2009 | 2:53 pm
Trying to quell a conservative uproar over his healthcare agenda, President Obama has proposed barring illegal immigrants from a possible government-arranged health insurance marketplace -- even if the immigrants pay with their own money.
The move has surprised some of Obama's fellow Democrats and infuriated immigrant advocates, who on Tuesday attacked the position as political pandering and bad policy, reports Peter Wallsten from Washington.
-- Deborah Bonello in Mexico City