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Immigrant fighting cancer and the fear of losing care

Budget plan slices coverage for 30,000

Eugenio Hernandez, 51 and battling prostate cancer, is due to lose his state-subsidized heatlh insurance at the end of this month. Eugenio Hernandez, 51 and battling prostate cancer, is due to lose his state-subsidized heatlh insurance at the end of this month. (Bill Greene/ Globe Staff)
By Kay Lazar and Maria Sacchetti
Globe Staff / July 15, 2009

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Eugenio Hernandez believes that coming to America saved his life. Almost two years ago, the immigrant from El Salvador was diagnosed with cancer, and his doctors in Boston fought it with surgery, radiation, and multiple checkups. It still lurks inside his stocky frame, but he is alive, and he has insurance. (Full article: 1001 words)

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