Protests Decry Spain Cuts to Immigrant Health Care

Associated Press
A man holds a banner reading "No cuts" as he shout slogans against healthcare austerity measures announced by the Spanish government in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012. Some 300 people have blocked a ring road in Madrid to protest the introduction of spending cuts that will leave more than 150,000 non-registered immigrants without healthcare in Spain. Illegal immigrants who do not contribute taxes to social security are, as of Saturday, to lose national health cards that had entitled them to free treatment in case of illness. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

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Some 300 people blocked a ring road in the Spanish capital Saturday, September 1, to protest spending cuts that will leave large numbers of illegal immigrants without access to free health care.

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