In this Dec. 9, 2010 photo, Hugo Nunez-Tovar, left, a Spanish-language interpreter at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, is reflected in a mirror as he helps a patient communicate with Rachael ... more 
In this Dec. 9, 2010 photo, Hugo Nunez-Tovar, left, a Spanish-language interpreter at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, is reflected in a mirror as he helps a patient communicate with Rachael Rivera-Wong, second from right, following an ultrasound exam. About 70,000 Washington residents who do not speak English fluently may lose access to interpreters during medical visits under a proposed budget cut. The cut in Gov. Chris Gregoire's emergency budget would completely eliminate a state-funded program that subsidizes interpreter services to medical clinics and hospitals who serve Medicaid patients. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Ted S. Warren
Sat, Dec 11, 2010 12:42 PM EST