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“Governor Patrick and his folks deserve lots of credit for figuring out how to preserve health care benefits for legal immigrants in Massachusetts, as documented in today’s Boston Globe story by Stephen Smith . . . It is a sad state of affairs that this issue arose at all. This is about legal immigrants, people who work hard, pay taxes and otherwise are like everybody else in the state. The only difference between them and ‘us’ is that they don’t yet have the right to vote. As such, they were all too easy for the body politic to ignore.” — ASF Board Member and BIDMC CEO Paul Levy on his blog, Running a Hospital