Undocumented migrants in Atlanta face death after dialysis unit closes

The New York Times follows up an earlier story on Atlanta’s Grady Hospital, a “safety-net hospital that would provide dialysis to anyone in need, even illegal immigrants with no insurance or ability to pay.”

That all changed on Oct. 4, when the cash-strapped public hospital closed its outpatient dialysis clinic, leaving 51 patients — almost all illegal immigrants — in a life-or-death limbo.

For Grady, which has served Atlanta’s poor for 117 years, it was an excruciating choice, a stark reflection of what happens when the country’s inadequate health care system confronts its defective immigration policy.

Read the full story here.

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