Skip to comments.Calderon says U.S. should follow Mexico's example on health care
Posted on 04/04/2012 5:14:54 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
Mexican president Felipe Calderón had a message for Americans: Check out Mexico's health care system.
In a joint appearance with President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Calderón held up Mexico's health care system as a possible model if the Supreme Court strikes down the Affordable Care Act.
Full, free health care coverage for all people up to 18 years of age, Calderón said Tuesday, via a translator, about his country's system. I would hope that one of the greatest countries in the world could follow our example
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if it is so perfect, why do so many of Mexico’s people come over the border for our medical care?
Do they turn away illegals looking for medical treatment?
And then you will work for the government and you will get food and and a shack. Then you save for ten years and buy a 20 year old car....and go on vacation....to the other side of the island.
Well that settles it for me.
I am tired of the leaders of that sh!thole country called Mexico coming up here an giving us advice.
If it such a workers utopia why are tens of millions of its citizens living here?
they shoot illegals on sight.
Quick! Invite Mexico and Canada to appear with me to tell how wonderful socialized medicine is in their countries!
Emperor Flopsweat strikes again!
Yeah, let's use Mexico as our model.
Yea!We should export all of our citizens to Mexico so they can mooch off of their medical system.Then we can be just as good as them.
The illegals who go to our free clinics say Mexican health care stinks. Maybe we should follow Mexico’s illegal immigrant policy instead? Zero tolerance.
We’d be better off following Mexico’s example on southern border security and immigration law.
lol, they assume we are all majorly drugged out.
We bow to your superior system and will immediately start buying return bus tickets for any illegal mexican in this country seeking medical treatment
meanwhile if any US citizens sneak into Mexico be sure they get the treatment offered by your superior system
Philippe, your house is on fire. Why are you worried about the batteries in our smoke detectors?
Calderon.... If it’s not about marijuana, donkey shows or chiclets...STFU!
there are just so many things wrong with what this clown said, I don’t know where to begin.
So, we should dump our lower classes into Mexico, create a state sponsored “anchor baby” system sending citizens to Mexico to have children that will automatically get free stuff?
Oh no, that’s right.. you have no rights in Mexico where outsiders can’t get healthcare for free..
The left in America say we have a “class system” where people of color and the indigenous are left out... Mexico is the textbook example of a modern caste system where the dark skinned and indigenous underclass are herded into cities and encouraged to go work in another country because the lighter skinned of European descent want nothing to do with them.
Gee...does that include the 1/3 of the country that’s controlled by the Drug cartels?
Does he mean we should send our people to another country illegaly so they can steal the money away from them to pay for healthcare at home?
It’s to die for.
Interesting how that works. If a wealthy Mexican wants the best heathcare, they come to the US.
If a poor US citizen needs dental work or medications, they go to Mexico.
UNDER MEXICOS IMMIGRATION LAW (GENERAL LAW ON POPULATION):
Mexicos Immigration Law (General Law on Population)
- Immigration officials must ensure that immigrants will be useful elements for the country and that they have the necessary funds for their sustenance and for their dependents. (Article 34)
- Foreigners may be barred from the country if their presence upsets the equilibrium of the national demographics, when foreigners are deemed detrimental to economic or national interests, when they do not behave like good citizens in their own country, when they have broken Mexican laws, and when they are not found to be physically or mentally healthy. (Article 37)
- The Secretary of Governance may suspend or prohibit the admission of foreigners when he determines it to be in the national interest. (Article 38)
- A National Population Registry keeps track of every single individual who comprises the population of the country, and verifies each individuals identity. (Articles 85 and 86)
- A national Catalog of Foreigners tracks foreign tourists and immigrants (Article 87), and assigns each individual with a unique tracking number (Article 91).
- Foreigners who sign government documents with a signature that is false or different from that which he normally uses are subject to fine and imprisonment. (Article 116)
- Foreigners who are deported from Mexico and attempt to re-enter the country without authorization can be imprisoned for up to 10 years. (Article 118)
- Foreigners who violate the terms of their visa may be sentenced to up to six years in prison (Articles 119, 120 and 121). Foreigners who misrepresent the terms of their visa while in Mexico such as working with out a permit can also be imprisoned.
- Foreigners with legal immigration problems may be deported from Mexico instead of being imprisoned. (Article 125)
- Foreigners who attempt against national sovereignty or security will be deported. (Article 126)
- Shipping and airline companies that bring undocumented foreigners into Mexico will be fined. (Article 132)
Article 9 states, only citizens of the Republic may do so to take part in the political affairs of the country.
Article 33 is unambiguous: Foreigners may not in any way participate in the political affairs of the country.
Article 27 states, Only Mexicans by birth or naturalization and Mexican companies have the right to acquire ownership of lands, waters, and their appurtenances, or to obtain concessions for the exploitation of mines or of waters. The State may grant the same right to foreigners, provided they agree before the Ministry of Foreign Relations to consider themselves as nationals in respect to such property, and bind themselves not to invoke the protection of their governments in matters relating thereto; under penalty, in case of noncompliance with this agreement, of forfeiture of the property acquired to the Nation. Under no circumstances may foreigners acquire direct ownership of lands or waters within a zone of one hundred kilometers along the frontiers and of fifty kilometers along the shores of the country. (Emphasis added)
We should follow their lead on illegal immigration.
Fast forward two years, and it's time for the next child to be delivered. They looked back at the cost of going to the hospital and paying or going to the government clinic for “free”.
Even though they were mid-level executives in a successful company and could well afford to pay for the delivery, they chose instead to use the “free” system. Why? Because they wanted to buy a TV with the cash.
And she can't understand why I am opposed to offering “free” healthcare here in America.
> Calderon says U.S. should follow Mexico’s example on health care
This is a joke, right?
Hey Dumbass, if you have such a great system, why do 12 million of your people illegally populate our country?
A key line item in his own healthcare financial model. Shift x % of national healthcare expenses to 3rd party (namely US taxpayer).
You better believe they do. In fact, if you are just visiting and need medical care you better have insurance or a credit card. Otherwise you are S.O.L.
In July 1980, (Steve)McQueen secretly traveled to Rosarita Beach, Mexico, to be treated by Mexican and American doctors using Dr. Kelley's regimen. He received not only pancreatic enzymes but 50 daily vitamins and minerals, massages, prayer sessions, psychotherapy, coffee enemas and injections of a cell preparation made from sheep and cattle fetuses. McQueen was also given laetrile, a controversial alternative treatment made from apricot pits.
Which model? The nearly broke IMSS?
Calderon’s Mexico where drug kingpins run everything.
So glad the health care is soooo good in Mexico that illegals cross our border to get seen in our ERs ( for free no less)
what a load.
The "conservative" ::chuckles:: President of Mexico weighs in. I remember when freepers were claiming this guy was a "real, unabashed, lifelong conservative" who would be sooooooo much better than Vicente Fox (who they also claimed was a "conservative" when he won back in 2000) I think Mexico has another Presidential election coming up this year. I wonder which "conservative" PAN candidate they will tell us is our buddy this time around? Bill Maher is probably a staunch right-winger by Mexican standards.
Has the media asked Nicholas Sarkozy's opinion yet? France might be the only place where can find "conservative" leaders to the left of Mexico's.
Absolute BS. Several years ago I visited a Mexican bario across the border, total poverty, families living in wooden boxes. One kid, about 5 years old, searching for food in the city dump site, fell in to an area that was still burning from when the city set light to it. The city does this at least once a year. His feet were in a bowl of water and the “hospital” had given his mother a tube of antibiotic cream to put on his feet. He was beyond crying in pain. Shriners stepped in and offered to bring him to their hospital here to help him. It took the Mexican government over 2 months to allow him to come here. By the time he made it he had gangrene in both feet. He did survive and is able to walk. While in Shriners hospital he watched tv for the first time. He is now back in Mexico with his family. So much for free healthcare for all Mexicans under 18.
The PAN nominee is former Congresswoman and cabinet secretary Josefina Vázquez Mota.
I don’t know how conservative she is, probably the same as the other PAN bigwigs. She trails the PRI candidate, a vapid Obama type. I don’t think a woman was good electoral choice in Mexico.
Thankfully the far-left Chavez candidate is running in third.
This is the danger of socialist healthcare. If Obamacare survies you could have Republicans 20 years from now vowing they wouldn’t think of getting rid of it. Look at social securuty and look at Mexico and Europe.
Mexico= a pathetic failed state whose subjects flee north at astonishing rates. Emulate it? I think not.