Costs of illegal immigration unclear

Costs of illegal immigration unclear

There are 6 comments on the The Vail Trail story from Jun 18, 2008, titled Costs of illegal immigration unclear. In it, The Vail Trail reports that:

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Grand Rapids, MI

#2 Jun 21, 2008
Kulturkampf wrote:
This must be a good place to live, with the exception of all the zinc pollution in the river. Notice how they don't stress out over BS.
do you want to see the video from a florida hospital adminstrator who was tesified before congress about the cost alone to her hospital?

Grand Rapids, MI

#3 Jun 21, 2008
Kulturkampf wrote:
This must be a good place to live, with the exception of all the zinc pollution in the river. Notice how they don't stress out over BS.
for your viewing :


Tulare, CA

#4 Jun 21, 2008
Sure KK, our $20 billion deficit in CA is due to software engineers and movie industry workers who make $80K a year and have none or one child, the illegals with five children who make $10 an hour cash have nothing to do with it.

Grand Rapids, MI

#6 Jun 21, 2008
Kulturkampf wrote:
<quoted text>The problem doesn't necessarily have to be about illegal immigrants. What you should have gathered from that video is that the State of Florida has frequently failed to reimburse those hospitals for the cost of treating, not just illegal immigrants, but the UNINSURED. So, the real problem here is that all the uninsured are overusing the emergency care system as if it were a clinic. So, even if every single illegal immigrant left, there are still 40 million legal people in the US without health insurance. If those people have a problem, they'll be heading for--you guessed it---the emergency room.
So, I don't feel the lady testifying had anything against illegal immigrants per se. They brought her in for their anti-immigration purposes, but her real problem is reimbursement for the care of uninsured patients.
WHy should the state of florida get any money?? If you stop the benefits, illegal immigration would drop off , not stop, but certainly drop. Uninsured parents can be actual citizens as well, but we both know the a majority of uninsured are illegals.
Paul the American

Edinboro, PA

#8 Jun 21, 2008
Kulturkampf wrote:
<quoted text>You missed the point. Federal, state, and local governments HAVE to reimburse hospitals for emergency care when the patient is uninsured. What do you think is the purpose of Medicaid? It's a reimbursement program for lower income people.
And where does the Federal Govt get the money to do this?... from the taxpayers. Again, the cost of these ILLEGAL cockroaches is passed on to the American people.

Wild Irish Rose2

“Love Is a Rose”

Since: Sep 07

United States

#10 Jun 21, 2008
Kulturkampf wrote:
<quoted text>What about the uninsured cockroaches? See? You are not thinking---AGAIN.
They assume that ALL "cockroaches" are uninsured because they are "illegal cockroaches." And they come here to drop their "anchor cockroaches." That's what is driving up the price of RAID for everyone.

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