Skip to comments.Undocumented immigrant and federal fugitive costs taxpayers $350,000 at Miami-Dade hospitals
Posted on 09/10/2011 10:26:08 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
A longtime federal fugitive who was an undocumented immigrant cost taxpayers more than $350,000 in healthcare at Miami-Dade hospitals before he died last year, a county investigative report has revealed.
The Miami-Dade Office of the Inspector General said the patient was a Colombian who fled the United States in 1983 after a cocaine smuggling conviction but returned under a false name. In 26 visits to the Jackson Health System from 2003 through 2010, his care cost $201,716 $155,334 in charity care paid by Miami-Dade taxpayers and $46,382 paid by Medicaid, the state-federal program for the poor.
The man also ran up $163,734 in bills from other healthcare providers that were paid by Medicaid.
The OIG report identified the man only by his initials, citing federal patient privacy laws, but the U.S. Marshals Service said Friday that the man was Luis Hernando Franco-Pinilla, who used the alias Eliseo Delatorre Castro.
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May medical resources now be short when needed by DNC members in Miami.
I guess he didn’t want to squander his earnings from his cocaine smuggling days. So he gamed the system for $350 big ones. Is this a great country or what?
A while back, I was sent a link to a youtube video of a nurse testifying before Congress. She was describing a situation at her hospital where an illegal alien was in a coma and was costing $3million a year to keep on life support. None of his co workers knew where he was from or would cooperate to find his family. She also went on to say that in a move to save money, the hospital had started to find the families of these illegals and fly them home to be with their families. It seems that it was cheaper to hire a private eye and fly them home, than it was to continue providing them care. Absolutely amazing video.
He apparently had the phone and TV turned on.
“The OIG report identified the man only by his initials, citing federal patient privacy laws, but the U.S. Marshals Service said Friday that the man was Luis Hernando Franco-Pinilla, who used the alias Eliseo Delatorre Castro.”
Using an alias?
So what alias should a DREAM Act student use when he goes to get his diploma?