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Reprieve Eases Medical Crisis for Illegal Immigrants
NEW YORY TIMES ^ | KEVIN SACK

Posted on 01/06/2010 8:36:04 AM PST by Dubya

ATLANTA — After a largely sleepless night, Cruz Constancia got up Tuesday morning wondering whether this would be the day that she finally stopped receiving dialysis without charge.

It was not. When Ms. Constancia, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, arrived at her dialysis clinic at 6 a.m., she was escorted promptly to her recliner. “I thanked God,” she said after concluding the three-hour session, “because he is really the only one that can allow us to continue our treatments.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; crymeariver; healthcare; illegalaliens; immigrantlist; immigration
But caring for uninsured immigrants has imposed a heavy financial burden, particularly for public hospitals with broad missions to care for the indigent. At Grady, where thrice-weekly dialysis treatments cost about $50,000 a year, the outpatient clinic ran a deficit of $3.5 million in 2008. That was one-tenth of the hospital’s loss that year, although the clinic served only about 90 patients.
1 posted on 01/06/2010 8:36:07 AM PST by Dubya
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To: Dubya
You receive free health care if you're here illegally and guess what? No taxes owed either for it!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

2 posted on 01/06/2010 8:38:16 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Dubya

Since ICE is aware of her schedule, maybe they can pick her up and send her home so her own government will take care of her.


3 posted on 01/06/2010 8:38:29 AM PST by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: Dubya

Another story where illegal aliens trump American citizens. The closed clinic will no longer be available for Americans that need it. Such a travesty.

Deport them all now!!!!!!


4 posted on 01/06/2010 8:53:26 AM PST by GrannyAnn
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To: Dubya

Another bit of heart-wrenching, leftist tripe brought to you by the NY Times. And Pinch wonders why he’s going broke!!


5 posted on 01/06/2010 8:55:06 AM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Dubya
And also from the article:

He said that he did not know how much Grady had spent on the patients since the clinic’s closing, but that a rough calculation put the figure at close to $700,000.
6 posted on 01/06/2010 9:17:05 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (This nation must not die on our watch.)
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To: Dubya; GrannyAnn

Another U.S. Government approved illegal alien strapped to the backs of the tax payers.


7 posted on 01/06/2010 9:25:15 AM PST by dragnet2
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To: Dubya
...caring for uninsured immigrants has imposed a heavy financial burden, particularly for public hospitals with broad missions to care for the indigent.

There are so many explicit statements in that sentence, and so many more implicit realities that define a major problem.

1. People, a society, may have a moral obigation to care for its indigent, but governments do not.
2. Self defined indigents come in two types, the physically helpless and mentally incompetent; and the willing incompetent who have no desire to waste their effort on self-preservation, but embark on a deliberate journey of self destruction. People are either free to make their own lives, or they're not; for better or for worse.
3. Citizens of a country may be willing and able to care for some indigents, or even all indigents in their country, but no country, not even the largest or most powerful, can take care if all of the world's indigents.
4. It is a well established liberal modern U.S. mantra that, if all residents (legal and illegal) cannot be protected and defended, none should be: e.g. Star Wars.

In view of the above (disagreements or refutations welcome) the continuing bleeding of the U.S. taxpayer dollars against their collective will is illegal, illogical, destructive and ultimately doomed to failure.

Our elected representatives seem to be intellectually unprepared to see the obvious.

8 posted on 01/06/2010 9:34:21 AM PST by Publius6961 (…he's not America, he's an employee who hasn't risen to minimal expectations.)
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To: Dubya
“I thanked God,” she said after concluding the three-hour session, “because he is really the only one that can allow us to continue our treatments.”

No, you useless ungrateful cretin,

Thanks to the American taxpayer!
Albeit most often involuntary.

9 posted on 01/06/2010 9:38:00 AM PST by Publius6961 (…he's not America, he's an employee who hasn't risen to minimal expectations.)
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ping


10 posted on 01/06/2010 9:40:24 AM PST by gubamyster
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To: gubamyster

Escort her right on to a plane and get her out of the USA.


11 posted on 01/06/2010 9:48:41 AM PST by troy McClure
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To: Dubya

End stage renal failure is as bad as the body can get before it dies. My wife sits through 6 treatments a week while I administer the procedure. The home training we received saves the hospital and the government money. It has taken a hefty toll on our retirement. The cost for machine rental and all the components, tubes, syringes, saline, gloves, masks and specialized fluids cost us about 10K each quarter. I will gladly pay what it takes to keep my wife with me. I am an American by birth and Texan by God.


12 posted on 01/06/2010 9:49:30 AM PST by popataz (Usel 357, then call 911)
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To: popataz

May God be with you.


13 posted on 01/06/2010 9:54:14 AM PST by pappyone (New to Freep, still working a tag line.)
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To: Dubya

It kills me because they want to elicit compassion for who they have no problem calling ILLEGAL aliens..like its just another hyphen in America...Irish-American, African -American, Illegal-American...
Its sickening. Illegal means nothing anymore.


14 posted on 01/06/2010 9:59:04 AM PST by SentForth5 (Just sayin' is all...)
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To: popataz
You have my boundless adniration and respect.
Go bless you and your wife. Prayers and best wishes for the future.

Another reason to want to live in Texas!

15 posted on 01/06/2010 10:01:38 AM PST by Publius6961 (…he's not America, he's an employee who hasn't risen to minimal expectations.)
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To: Dubya
The illegals in Memphis, TN and surrounding Mississippi and Arkansas use The Regional Medical Center for a doctors office. ER waits are extremely long.

The states of Mississippi and Arkansas whose Medicaid patients are seen at The Med are extremely slow at paying The Med for their Medicaid patients treatements/hospital stays.

The Med has the best neo-natal center and the best trauma center for a hundred or more miles surrounding Memphis.

The Med is about to go bankrupt for all the above reasons.

IF you work but have no health insurance and are a US Citizen you have to set up a payment plan to pay your bill....but IF you are an illegal you don't have to pay squat.

FR link to the phone numbers for many senators local offices...just in case their DC voice mail is full. These are illegals who have taken American's jobs and the only taxes they pay are sales taxes.

Link senators local office phone numbers

16 posted on 01/06/2010 10:57:20 AM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts and taxes on the most vulnerable the disabled, seniors and Veterans)
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