Skip to comments.Just One Hospital Does All This For Illegal Aliens! _ Unbelievable!
Posted on 06/17/2010 5:59:18 PM PDT by Iam1ru1-2
Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas , Texas is a fairly famous institution and for a variety of reasons:
1. John F. Kennedy died there in 1963 2. Lee Harvey Oswald died there shortly after 3. Jack Ruby-who killed Oswald, died there a few years later.
On the flip side, Parkland is also home to the second busiest maternity ward in the country with almost 16,000 new babies arriving each year. (That's almost 44 per day---every day)!
A recent patient survey indicated that 70 percent of the women who gave birth at Parkland in the first three months of 2006 were illegal immigrants. That's 11,200 anchor babies born every year just in Dallas !!!
According to the article, the hospital spent $70.7 million delivering 15,938 babies in 2004 but managed to end up with almost $8 million dollars in surplus funding. Medicaid kicked in $34.5 million, Dallas County taxpayers kicked in $31.3 million and the feds tossed in another $9.5 million.
The average patient in Parkland in maternity wards is 25 years old, married and giving birth to her second child. She is also an illegal immigrant. By law, pregnant women cannot be denied medical care based on their immigration status or ability to pay.
OK, fine. That doesn't mean they should receive better care than everyday, middle-class American citizens. But at Parkland Hospital, they do. Parkland Memorial Hospital has nine prenatal clinics. NINE!!!
The Dallas Morning News article followed a Hispanic woman who was a patient at one of the clinics and pregnant with her third child---her previous two were also born at Parkland . Her first two deliveries were free and the Mexican native was grateful because it would have cost $200 to have them in Mexico. This time, the hospital wants her to pay $10 per visit and $100 for the delivery but she was unsure if she could come up with the money. Not that it matters, the hospital won't turn her away. (I wonder why they even bother asking at this point.)
"How long has this been going on? What are the long-term effects?
Well, another subject of the article was born at Parkland in 1986 shortly after her mother entered the US illegally - now she is having her own child there as well. (That's right; she's technically a US citizen.)
These women receive free prenatal care including medication, nutrition, birthing classes and child care classes. They also get freebies such as car seats, bottles, diapers and formula.
Most of these things are available to American citizens as well, but only for low-income applicants, and even then, the red tape involved is almost insurmountable.
Because these women are illegal immigrants, they do not have to provide any sort of legitimate identification - no proof of income. An American citizen would have to provide a social security number which would reveal their annual income - an illegal immigrant need only claim to be poor and the hospital must take them at their word.
Parkland Hospital offers indigent care to Dallas County residents who earn less than $40,000 per year. (They also have to prove that they did not refuse health coverage at their current job.. Yeah, the 'free' care is not so easy for Americans.)
There are about 140 patients who received roughly $4 million dollars for un-reimbursed medical care. As it turns out, they did not qualify for free treatment because they resided outside of Dallas County so the hospital is going to sue them! Illegal's get it all free! But U. S citizens who live outside of Dallas County get sued! How stupid is this?
As if that isn't annoying enough, the illegal immigrant patients are actually complaining about hospital staff not speaking Spanish. In this AP story, the author speaks with a woman who is upset that she had to translate comments from the hospital staff into Spanish for her husband. The doctor was trying to explain the situation to the family and the mother was forced to translate for her husband who only spoke Spanish. This was apparently a great injustice to her.
In an attempt to create a Spanish-speaking staff, Parkland Hospital is now providing incentives in the form of extra pay for applicants who speak Spanish. Additionally, medical students at the University of Texas Southwestern for which Parkland Hospital is the training facility will now have a Spanish language requirement added to their already jammed-packed curriculum. No other school in the country boasts such a ridiculous multi-semester (multicultural) requirement.
(Sorry for the length, but this needs wide circulation particularly to our "employees" in Congress.)
Remember that this is about only ONE hospital in Dallas , Texas . There are many more hospitals across our country that must also deal with this.
PLEASE FORWARD THIS INFO TO EVERY U.S. CITIZEN YOU KNOW.
This is a form of malpractice, IMHO.
I met a man who was a legal immigrant. He went to a local hospital and was assumed to be illegal and an immigrant. The hosptial never asked for financial information or for his health card. They treated him and released him a few days later and never billed him.
He owned a string of grocery stores and his children were all college graduates.
He laughed and our systemic stupidity
The birthing of hundreds and thousands of undocumented Democrats as anchor babies is no joke.
My stroke detector just went off.....
Makes me want to puke
Snopes.co - True.
Who’d a thunk it.
Is it ant wonder ILLEGALS LOVE IT HERE?
moral of the story is, give a Mixtec or Chiapas surname (they don’t speak spanish dialects) when seeking medical treatment
Ya knew this was coming...
English, the glue that has held America together for a couple of hundred years, is being intentionally scrapped off and trashed.
Just as history is being rewritten, and the population is filled with tens of millions of ignorant, uneducated people that have disrespected our laws and entered our country illegally.
A government that will not protect and secure is legitimate sovereign borders, will itself eventually become illegitimate.
Hopefully the Chinese will take over before we have to learn the arabic alphabet..........
I was born at Parkland, but my family came here from Ireland in the 1850’s. My wife used to work at Parkland in one of the labs and she said that almost every patient there had to have an interpreter.
Keep this up much longer and the Republic is lost.
Unfortunately, they are already well aware of this and have chosen to do next to nothing about it. I've heard the Parkland story before.
The only solution is for the voters to make the failure to enforcement our immigration laws a vote-deciding issue, something that hasn't happened so far. We have many in Congress (and in the White House) who need to be replaced before anything effective will be done.
This type of lawless chaos will eventually leave America dead on the floor.
“Most of these things are available to American citizens as well, but only for low-income applicants, and even then, the red tape involved is almost insurmountable.” This isn’t true, by the way. I was a volunteer at Parkland for a year, and no one was denied treatment. If they come to the ER, they will be admitted...Payment is a different matter, they might have to sort things out later. I once had a person come in with poison ivy. He sat in the waiting room for 8 hours, and complained for that fact to me. I told him that the ER takes patients on a triage basis, and poison ivy is not life threatening, so he might be there for a few more hours. I suggested he go to a local clinic. He asked me if he could do that! The gaming that is going on is that illegals get all of their medical treatment in the ER, which, by law, must treat them.
So, to all you white women out there about to give birth in dallas. Get a tan, dye your hair and practice up on your spanish and you’ll get a freebee:)