Skip to comments.Bush Administration Wants Flu Shots For Illegal Immigrants
Posted on 11/29/2006 12:31:55 PM PST by Kimberly GG
The Bush Administration has indicated it wants doctors, clinics, and hospitals to provide flu immunizations to illegal immigrants.
In an interview with KFOX-TV, Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt was asked if the federal government has any safeguards to prevent illegal immigrants from catching the flu. Leavitt responded by saying doctors should give flu shots to "every person."..............
Oh, c'mon. We really know those "immunizations" would be to make them sterile. ;)
Actually, it works like this - those that are illegal and paying into social security are using false SS numbers, but numbers nonetheless. So they ARE filing returns, and getting refunds ta-boot, in most circumstances. (I have some "illegal" in-laws, they feel it's their right, nevermind actually getting the frickin papers they need to be here legally in the first place!!!)
Which? LOL, Giving the shots or those here who are actually defending it?
Can't you get another type of insurance? I can walk into my doctor's office any time..no appointment needed.
Yep... Although the open enrollment period was just a couple weeks ago and the new insurance doesn't kick in until January 1.
and typhoid, polio, TB, plague, etc...
They don't have any misgivings about spreadin TB here in America, do they?
If our citizens and legal immigrants get their flu shots, frankly I don't give a damn if every illegal alien in America comes down with the flu.
Just maybe the sick ones will go back to Mexico for treatment and infect that country also.
For the last three years I have gotten flu shots. For the last three years I have gotten the flu 2 to 3 weeks later. No Thanks, I wont be getting them next year.
Uh you do know that the highest rates of TB are in the former Soviet Baltic states.
Gulp...you mean actually enforcing the existing immigration laws by deporting the invaders? Great concept that Washington continues to ignore.
Yeah... Heavens to Betsy! Can't have the folks in Washington do anything Constitutional now could we....
"Anyone have any links on this information?"
This is the link for the Totalization Social Security Agreement with Mexico. Both countries have signed this but it hasn't gone through Congress yet. All a person from Mexico will have to do is prove they were in the country years ago. It won't be hard with counterfeiter's new techniques.
Something tells me you passed up a public school education. Dang, now if the government could only figure out this logic. And I suppose we give'um to them for free, while us taxpayers get charged. Now why stop there. Complete physicals at no charge while they are sending their money (billions) back to Mexico. Leavitt needs a few more of these goodies of selling flu shots as fewer people are getting them because they are virtually ineffective. Soon the drug company will have a plush job for him.
While we are at it I guess we will have to screen them for all the deseases we know that many of them are carrying....then we will have to pay to cure them.
No there is another way, as a matter of fact we used it for years on arriving (legal)immigrants. Quarenteen, and deport the sick ones.
What does that mean?
Screw flu shots, they haven't had any of the other vaccinations either. Should be proof on how much our government really cares. If they don't, then it might be wise that we do. Does anyone really wonder how we are having so much recurrence of basically extinct diseases in this country?
Uh, who pays for my $25.00 shot. Sorry GW, you have just lost your support for the next 2 years. You are a LAME DUCK, now SHUT UP.
Yep, we used to just burn down the infected town, maybe we coud go back to that. Or better yet they could just stay home and ket us send them the free shots, we send them everywhere else.
Looks like you fell for it already if you think it would result in one detainee.
Whether you like it or not, George W. Bush is the President of the United States...the greatest country in the world. You diminish your argument with these childish rants.
Then, I guess you missed the part where they said you would pay for them, which you will in any case.
Good point. But wait, does this mean that our government will now ask for us to pay for the full gambit of vaccinations for illegals?
Hah! Does anybody take anything seriesly anymore? Merry Chrismas! Seriesly.
>> Calling INS! Calling INS! Another taxpayer ripoff instead of enforcing the laws of the land.
That's exactly what it is.
Yeah, you are right. One thing leads to another. Does anyone really wonder why there is such a need for antidepressants? Guess I will volunteer to pick tomatoes, spinach and lettuce! At least I will demand a toilet!
I have to pay for them. Why can't the illegal immigrants pay for them?
Like TB and whooping cough??????
I don't worry about them bringing in the flu. Try these bugs TB a drug resistant type because they will not take the meds right it becomes super bug, Polio, Meningitis, Hepatitis, Chicken Pox, Small Pox, and other assorted bugs many of which we had nearly wiped out. I doubt you will find 1 in 10 illegals in public school with so much as a shot record. Bush is offering a glass of water to put out a grease fire.
We are concerned that they might pass flu along to citizens, but we aren't concerned about the host of other diseases they bring in? I'd rather have flu than drug resistant TB.
"Whether you like it or not, George W. Bush is the President of the United States...the greatest country in the world."
Yes, he is, and I voted for him twice. And yes, this is the greatest country in the world, but if you don't mind some of us would prefer it stay that way, even if it means disagreeing with Bush on this issue. We have dedicated and committed soldiers fighting for and dying in Iraq, yet we stand to lose the WOT in our own back yards because our borders remain intentionally, yes intentionally, unsecured.
>>Here's an idea, send 'em back where they came from... Let their government give 'em a flu shot.<<
Exactly. I thought we couldn't find the illegals.
But we can give them free flu shots. When they show up, couldn't we deport them?
We could if we had a President who took his oath of office seriously.
>>Unless you haven't noticed, we KNOW NOTHINGS, have YOU outnumbered. You may not give a crap about this country, its security, and its sovereignty, but we KNOW NOTHINGS do. Run along....isn't there some day in the life of the president thread calling your name?<<
Sadly, like cockroaches, Bushbots will always be among us.
>>...but if we can't find them, how can we give them flu shots? <<
Shhhh! You'll expose the deception.
This is a not so subtle way of getting to the larger issue of health care for anyone in the country, as a way of protecting the public from disease.
Some try to extend the public health issue into a serious discussion of full healthcare for illegals.
It stands for "mindless nitwit."
That would have been my second guess. ;)
NO....everyone should NOT get the flu shot....it really isn't that great of a preventor....there are other things that work as well or better and don't require you be injected with unknown substances....(Unknown to your body). It's kinda like all the docs giving women premarin for menopause....it's horse urine....and now they've shown how it has caused many problems. Can't tell me chicken/egg substances can't cause problems for others, too. But, the brainwashing of the American public continues....
Where does it say the shots are free for illegals? I only see they are asking that everyone should get one.
Get your mother some Sambucol and/or some Oscillococcinum.....
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