Skip to comments.Why Illinois is drowning in red ink: 75% of “All kids” healthcare program services illegal aliens
Posted on 05/17/2010 6:57:18 AM PDT by jmaroneps37
Illinois is in a deep budget crisis. The Democrats that rule the state have run out of other peoples money to fund their socialist programs. The Illinois legislature is frozen in inaction because, while it knows what has to be done, it has no will to take the necessary steps.
On Friday the Democrats missed their own deadline for crafting a new budget to send to Governor Pat Quinn. The state is $13 billion in the hole so youd think they would start making cuts that were no brainers. But this is Illinois run by Democrats even obvious cuts wont happen.
Illinoiss All Kids program
The official All Kids site says: The All Kids program offers Illinois uninsured children comprehensive healthcare that includes doctors visits, hospital stays, prescription drugs, vision care, dental care and medical devices like eyeglasses and asthma inhalers. a family of four that earns between $44,000 and $66,000 a year pays a $40 monthly premium per child, and a $10 co-pay per physician visit . The description of All Kids estimates 250,000 children in Illinois are not covered by health care insurance because their parents cant afford the premiums.
Sounds good, but who pays for it?
What the Illinois Auditor General says about the All Kids health care program
A new report from the Illinois Auditor General (IAG) says just 71,665 children are on the All Kids rolls. Thats less than one third of the estimate. Nevertheless, the really important news is that the IAG found that approximately 53,750 of All Kids beneficiaries are illegal aliens who should not even be in the country let alone receiving what the Democrats like to call Cadillac health care insurance.
The report estimates Illinois is paying $55 million a year to make itself as attractive to illegal aliens as possible...
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Hussein did such a good job in Illinois that he’s expanded healthcare for the nation.
Democrats always forget, it’s their economy too.
I live in Illinois - I can vouch for the stupidity of the democrats in power here.
I can also vouch for the stupidity of the Illinoisans who re-elect these idiots time after time after time. It’s like an abused Wife who hates the abuse but loves her Husband too much to get rid of him.
And they say they can’t round 20 million illegals up to deport. What an outrageous lie. They know where to send them money; so they know where to pick them up and they can pick them up and deport them.
Anyone that believes they can’t is either lying or deluding themselves.
Brace yourselves . . . there’s a whole bunch of new illegals migrating your way from Arizona.
Parkland Hospital—Dallas’ “free” hospital—services illegal aliens almost exclusively.
“It has the distinction of delivering more infants under one roof than any other hospital in the nation, averaging 15-16,000 deliveries per year.”
Yeah. And most of them could moor a ship, if you take my meaning.
By the way, there was an article in the Dallas Morning News about some suburban hospital that is closing down its obstetrics unit because the number of people using the emergency room as their primary care has skyrocketed. No mention of just who that is, but in the Dallas area, you can rest assured it’s the illegals. The figures were something like $200,000 was spent on the emergency room in 2000, and it’s now up to over $3M.
And Quinn’s answer is the same as Obanga’s, raise the taxes on us poor suckers who DO work & pay our own way!!!
Every time I think about relocating I think of my home state IL. Then, I read a story like this and can’t imagine moving back there. I still think about NW Indiana but don’t see any real improvement there.
And, you know where the majority of them are moving to, don't you? CHICAGO!
Chicago has been the biggest debt drain on our state for years. It is run just like Obamy is running the country and it is a cess pool of drugs & crime!
What we need to do is to post billboards at the Border giving names and directions to US so called “sanctuary” cities. This will help direct the flow of traffic appropriately.
I emigrated from Illinois years ago - best decision of my life. You know the song about Lubbock in the rear-view mirror? That could best be sung about the Land of Lincoln and Reagan - both of whom would be shocked to see what has become of their state. OK, so Lincoln was really from Kentucky - but I digress!
Lubbock looks like paradise compared to the state “by the river gently flowing!”
And the DFW metroplex is hard to beat except for the liberal politics of the dingbats who run Dallas especially the Dallas county commissioners - but Fut Wuth - I Luv Ya!
The dems are trying to delay until after the election. Don’t want to po their base or feed the gop narrative nationally. If they lose in nov then its the gops problem.
Why do you hate cheap lettuce?
We got money to burn - what’s the problem? /s
Thank the voters of Crook County.