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Uninsured Immigrant Patients Sent Home for Care Against Their Will
ABC News ^ | 5/22/2008 | Marcus Baram

Posted on 05/23/2008 8:39:26 AM PDT by Menehune56

Hundreds of legal and illegal immigrants in Arizona are being sent back to their home countries, sometimes against their will, for medical treatment because they lack insurance. (snip) The forcible removals are the result of federal and state law mandating that only U.S. citizens and legal residents are eligible for Medicaid.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; crimaliens; enforcement; fightingback; foxtrotalpha; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; immigration
I saw this article at DU and thought it was interesting. Of course, their comments and the tone of the article is how awful this situation is. I hope this approach catches on in the other states, it should have been the policy all along. Unfortunately, the illegal alien industry will try to stop this using our legal system.
1 posted on 05/23/2008 8:39:27 AM PDT by Menehune56
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To: Menehune56

This is EXCELLENT. Every state in the U.S. should have the same policy, starting with mine!


2 posted on 05/23/2008 8:41:05 AM PDT by American Quilter (John McCain--today's Scoop Jackson democrat. He should change parties.)
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To: Menehune56
Sounds like a good idea to me!

carolyn

3 posted on 05/23/2008 8:41:32 AM PDT by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: Menehune56

IT’S ABOUT TIME!!!


4 posted on 05/23/2008 8:42:48 AM PDT by Aria (NO RAPIST ENABLER FOR PRESIDENT!!!)
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To: Menehune56

Another sob story.

Expect the Washington Post and the New York Times to have page 1 above-the-fold stories of illegals dying in the streets, and John McCain lecturing us that these are all God’s children while Obama and Clinton say it is another reason for a British national helth program.


5 posted on 05/23/2008 8:43:46 AM PDT by oldbill
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To: Menehune56
Hundreds of legal and illegal immigrants in Arizona are being sent back to their home countries, sometimes against their will, for medical treatment because they lack insurance.

Great!

6 posted on 05/23/2008 8:44:28 AM PDT by SampleMan (We are a free and industrious people, socialist nannies do not become us.)
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To: Menehune56
Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta is a financial basket case for a lot of reasons - but it's care like that illustrated in the article that accounts for a significant portion of it. One recent example was an illegal immigrant who was struck by a hit and run driver, and left in a coma. For one year Grady provided care to the tune of $1.3M, and recently moved the patient to a care facility where the cost will approximately $300k/year. This kind of situation is sufficiently numerous that there needs to be a policy of repatriation.
7 posted on 05/23/2008 8:45:25 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Menehune56

Of course, the idiots in the MSM claim that this is some kind of new manifestation of heartlessness.

My mother’s cousin was a social worker in NYC in the 1920’s and 1930’s, and I have an article she wrote for professional publication about how great is was that NYC paid to send an Itailian immigrant with TB back home to Italy, specifically so that he would not be a burden on New York Social Services.

Long before “Boooosh” ever saw the light of day.


8 posted on 05/23/2008 8:51:01 AM PDT by GadareneDemoniac
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To: GadareneDemoniac
One of the untold secrets about the whole trend in the U.S. toward the provision of all taxpayer-funded services to illegal immigrants is that it is a "demand side" measure driven primarily by the desire to make consumers out of people who have no money.

Every illegal immigrant in a public school or a government-run hospital represents an employment opportunity for a school teacher, a medical professional, etc.

THIS -- more than the political influence of "immigration advocates" -- is the biggest reason why illegal immigration has been allowed to perpetuate for so long in this country.

The U.S. doesn't maintain an unfettered immigration policy because it needs cheap labor. It does so because it wants more consumers.

9 posted on 05/23/2008 8:57:07 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: Menehune56

This problem will take care of itself after November when we all get “free healthcare” and the loons in the black robes decide that it is “unconstitutional” for us to deny “free” medical care to ANYONE who shows up at the hospitals in this country.


10 posted on 05/23/2008 9:01:45 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (De-Globalize yourself !)
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To: Menehune56

Another reason that we should have “Universal Hellth Care”. (the misspelling is intentional) see tagline!


11 posted on 05/23/2008 9:02:26 AM PDT by OldBullrider (if yur hurt, rub some dirt on it, and get back to work)
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To: Menehune56

Oh, the HUMANITY.


12 posted on 05/23/2008 9:04:18 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Menehune56
only U.S. citizens and legal residents are eligible for Medicaid

Finally... and this policy should apply to housing, food stamps, etc. in each and every state.

13 posted on 05/23/2008 9:04:35 AM PDT by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: Menehune56
because they lack insurance

But no other reason huh?

14 posted on 05/23/2008 9:08:12 AM PDT by doodad
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To: American Quilter

I wish they would start this in Neavo Haven!


15 posted on 05/23/2008 9:09:57 AM PDT by cameraeye (The Lords Prayer on Obama's Lips? Where's the video?)
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To: xtinct
I've been advocating this policy for years now. When someone says, "What do you want to do, round up 20million people and send them home?", I just say "No, cut off the benefits and they will go home on their own."

If they can't get free medical, free public school, and free welfare, WIC, food stamps, etc, it would be hard to stay here for them. Some MEANINGFULL fines for employers and landlords could also help. We recently had to fight to stop illegals from getting the stimulus check. The original bill said if you fill out a 1040 you get the check. It supposedly ended up that the SS# had to be real. An easy check would be to send the INS to the address the check was supposed to go to where the SS# didn't check out, but agencies aren't allowed to pass info to each other. I thought we fixed that after 9/11.

16 posted on 05/23/2008 9:21:03 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: Menehune56

Cool!


17 posted on 05/23/2008 9:22:06 AM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: oldbill
Expect...John McCain lecturing us that these are all God’s children

I'll wait 'till he says that before I condemn him.

18 posted on 05/23/2008 9:23:31 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: Alberta's Child

It would be better if they brought in some PAYING consumers! All over the country, “consumers” with no money and no insurance are putting huge burdens on the system, and ultimately, the poor old taxpayer. A previous post on Grady Hospital in Atlanta is a good case in point.

We know that all governments just love their tax revenue; it’s gotta chafe when illegals with phony or foreign ID’s crash cars and tie up police/rescue services in addition to working under the table with no taxes.


19 posted on 05/23/2008 9:26:34 AM PDT by GadareneDemoniac
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To: American Quilter
If you are a wetback and get sick here you are in trouble.
Is there something wrong with that?
20 posted on 05/23/2008 9:32:12 AM PDT by ANGGAPO (LayteGulf BeachClub)
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To: Menehune56

In Mexico if you need hospital care you have to pony up the money ahead of time or they will just let you die.

At least we send them back to their country that is responsible for their care.


21 posted on 05/23/2008 9:33:54 AM PDT by Syncro
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To: pfflier

“Expect...John McCain lecturing us that these are all God’s children”

“I’ll wait ‘till he says that before I condemn him.”

Here you go: Jan. 1, 2008
“Yet he insists on invoking God in a manner not popular among Republican conservatives. In the same speech, for example, he said that although he favors restrictions on illegal immigrants, they “are still God’s children and they are also human beings.” That’s not acceptable to anti-immigrant conservatives, religious or not. They appear to want nothing less than to put immigrants on trains and ship them south of the border.”
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20080101_god_and_john_mccain/


22 posted on 05/23/2008 9:37:04 AM PDT by tumblindice
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To: Menehune56

(Applause)


23 posted on 05/23/2008 9:37:46 AM PDT by wac3rd (Definition?)
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To: chuckles
Mom rents apartments. I put up the ads online for her.

Craig's list now has warnings about the ways landlords can be sued for discrimination... country of origin is one and it specifically spells out Hispanic.

Don't even think I can put - current and valid U.S. Drivers' License as one of the criteria for renting now.

Reason for Drivers' License... one person who signed a lease with me last year ... signed said lease with one of her many names... found out the day after she signed that she used a fake name... site online gave ALL of the names she uses in a row... latest ... now know why ALL the names... she is insane... lol

May advise Mom to close up shop except referrals.

24 posted on 05/23/2008 9:39:24 AM PDT by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: Menehune56

Finally, a BUMP for sanity.


25 posted on 05/23/2008 9:40:41 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Menehune56
I saw this article at DU

Huh. I didn't know that was still around.
Anyway, I hope you took a long hot shower and used Lava soap.

26 posted on 05/23/2008 9:42:21 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Menehune56

Outstanding!

There’s no room at the teat!


27 posted on 05/23/2008 9:43:42 AM PDT by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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To: Menehune56
Hundreds of legal and illegal immigrants in Arizona are being sent
back to their home countries, sometimes against their will, for
medical treatment because they lack insurance.


How tragic.
Seeing how these illegals won't be able to get a fat payday with
nusiance malpractice lawsuits.

(/SARC)
28 posted on 05/23/2008 10:02:16 AM PDT by VOA
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To: Menehune56

Arizona is showing the way.


29 posted on 05/23/2008 10:03:26 AM PDT by purpleraine
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To: Lancey Howard

And scrub down the mouse and keys with some alcohol!


30 posted on 05/23/2008 10:04:23 AM PDT by purpleraine
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To: xtinct
You are required by the Patriot Act to know the identity of all adults you rent to. Valid state ID or passport will work. Depending on what company she uses to process credit reports, she should also be able to verify that the SS# belongs to the person that is claiming it.

I process rental applications through Advantage First Rent with excellent results.

You can turn down Hispanics for the same reasons you would turn down other applicants (poor credit, bad rental references, criminal background, insufficient income, false id, etc.) You just need to use the same guidelines for each and every person.

32 posted on 05/23/2008 10:21:15 AM PDT by muggs (No matter who wins, America loses)
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To: Menehune56
Borders is divisive. If we didn't have no Borders, then we would all be sitizens of the whirld, and no one wood hate us. If no one hated us, they wouldn't attack us, and we would be safe! That is why I am voting for Mr. Obama.

(My geography prof who tot me this didn't really explain WHY that bookstore makes everyone hate us, but since he tot us that, I only go to Barnes & Noble or Amazon now. No more Borders for me!)

/SARCASM /SARCASM /SARCASM /SARCASM /SARCASM ....

33 posted on 05/23/2008 11:02:50 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The Great Obamanation of Desolation, attempting to sit in the Oval Office, where he ought not..)
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To: xtinct
Where I live, there are NO rental properties listed anywhere. You have to know somebody or ask a Realtor. They say “Well, I might know somebody, let me check”. Everybody knows everybody here and judgments are made accordingly.

We have one apartment building and gubmint housing. Other than that, ....nada.

34 posted on 05/23/2008 1:38:58 PM PDT by chuckles
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To: pfflier

He already has.


35 posted on 05/24/2008 8:37:43 PM PDT by oldbill
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