After trying to carefully balance their interests in healthcare reform and immigration, the nation's Hispanic lawmakers and largest advocacy groups are scrambling to develop a strategy to counter what they see as efforts to shortchange immigrants in health bills on Capitol Hill, the Washington Post
reports. Many of them believe that a healthcare overhaul is vital to their community, which is disproportionately uninsured and suffers from a host of chronic illnesses, the Post
reports. Under the health bill passed in the House on Saturday, illegal immigrants would be allowed to buy insurance on a newly created exchange with their own money and without government subsidies.