Some refugee Cubans in US may need health care

Over half the remaining Cuban refugees soon to be transferred from the resettlement center here may require long-term health care supervision, officials say.

McKinley Coffman, director of the Cuban-Haitian Task Force, said he is optimistic the majority of the 400 Cubans still at the center can be eventually integrated into society. But another official said up to 225 of the refugees will need permanent supervision.

Many of the refugees have been institutionalized at some point in their lives , and some were released from hospitals and jails to come to the US last year Coffman said.

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