NAE Head Opposes Federal Health Care Coverage for Illegal Immigrants

WASHINGTON – Though the National Association of Evangelicals recently voiced its strong support for immigration reform, it does not call for undocumented aliens to be covered in health care reform legislation, says the group’s president.

NAE president Leith Anderson told The Christian Post at a press conference on immigration reform last week that his group supports the current health care system in place for undocumented immigrants.

“[W]e are not specifically espousing that undocumented immigrants be included in any health care reform,” said Anderson, noting that the NAE has not issued an official position on the issue. “However, we obviously would stand for provision of health care as it now is, in emergency rooms and elsewhere.”

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