Skip to comments.Denver woman nearly dies every week before she can get medical treatment
Posted on 08/02/2018 2:59:32 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
The 51-year-old mother of five is in kidney failure, a result of her Type 2 diabetes.
Lucia (whose last name has been withheld at her request because of her familys immigration status) is one of an estimated 6,500 undocumented immigrants in the United States who are living with end-stage renal disease,
She feels grateful for the limited care she receives here in the United States, because she is acutely aware of the reality that she would not be entitled to any care in her native Mexico and would almost certainly have died by now.
(Excerpt) Read more at kdvr.com ...
Nothing symbiotic here.
Hmmmm. I’m wondering why the United States is responsible for her medical treatments. Wouldn’t that make us responsible for everyone else’s medical treatments as well? I must have missed that section in the Constitution.
Mexico does not have “socialized” medicine. It does have several different kinds of low priced govt sponsored insurance plans that people may buy. For about $200usd a year a family of 4 can be insured and receive all hospital care at no cost A retired person pays abut $300 a year for insurance, then everything is at no cost, but you often have to wait a long time to see a specialist. Most people just go see a private doctor for illnesses that are not a big deal. An office visit with a family doctor is about $ 20 to $30usd. but there are many that are less. Most poor families cannot even afford the modest ins, program fees. There are hospitals which serve them and charge very little .These hospitals are often teaching hospitals and give excellent care. There is no such thing as sending a hospital bil to someone. If you go to a govt hospital and cannot pay, the bill is forgiven. there are also many private hospitals for people who can afford them. Costs there are less than 1/10 the costs in the U.S. People who work for the city or state or are school teachers receive govt health ins free. Visitors and tourists who need medical help in mexico would be expected to pay in full..they are not Mexican citizens, and if they have enough money to go on vacation to Mexico, they have enough to pay for their own medical care. I am a retired American in Mexico and since I have the proper visa I am allowed to buy the govt insurance, which would cover me if i need to be in the hospital. I do volunteer teaching here with poor children Several of them have had serious illnesses or accidents and needed to be in the govt hospital here and received excellent care. One boy had a ruptured appendix, had surgery and was in the hospital 9 days. The bill was $900.00 but was cut in half because the family was very poor. They were allowed to pay a little bit when they took their son home and were trusted to pay the rest later as able. American friends raised the money to pay it, but if the family had not been able to pay it , the hospital would have forgiven it...I have seen them do that. There are also some chritable organizations that help people that need very specialized care not available in the govt hospitals.
Thats pretty much how it used to be here (minus the government insurance) until the government got involved in the 60d
I stopped reading right there, as soon as I could tell there was a word after "undocumented" that does not belong, and should never follow.
God bless for the work you do down there. Mexicans are good, family people. They are under the thumb of the Narcos at the moment (and likely the CIA).
Shes probably just following her doctors orders and eating lots of complex carbs because keto diets are hard. /s
Beaner, go low carb in your own country.
Too much time at the buffet.
We used to have excellent charity hospitals here that provided just that sort of care for low or no cost. Wonderful world class hospitals.
Ones that were not overwhelmed with non citizens
There are no such things as “undocumented immigrants”, just as there are no such things as Unicorns and Patriotic Leftists.
Not a “Denver woman.” This is an ILLEGAL ALIEN. Ship her home. Now.
On what planet is the United States supposed to fund medical care for ANY OTHER COUNTRY'S CITIZENS?
Not a substitute for dialysis.
“She feels grateful...”
But not grateful enough to not whine and complain to the liberal media, apparently.
She and her brood should be in Mexico, not here, abusing the legal and/or native born Americans!
Oh gee that’s wonderful!! What happened on the rest of her trip? Did Tamara hook up with any hot “suave’” guys?
“...whose last name has been withheld at her request because of her familys immigration status”...
Golleeeeeeeeeeeeee, I wonder what that could mean?
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