From The New York Times:
Massachusetts trimmed its ambitiousplan to provide health care for virtually all its residents on Wednesday when the legislature failed to restore enough money to the budget to provide full benefits for 30,000 legal immigrants.
It did, however, provide for partial coverage, relieving some supporters of the program, who had feared that the cuts would be deeper.
Last month, to help close a gaping deficit, the legislature eliminated health insurance for the immigrants, which cost about $130 million a year. Wednesday’s vote restored $40 million — about 30 percent — leaving unclear just how much care the affected immigrants would qualify for. Those affected are permanent residents who have had green cards for less than five years. Read more here.