$1.4M is cost to treat Ju rez's wounded

$1.4M is cost to treat Ju rez's wounded

There are 72 comments on the El Paso Times story from Dec 14, 2008, titled $1.4M is cost to treat Ju rez's wounded. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Nearly 50 people wounded in Juarez in 2008 received medical care at Thomason Hospital and racked up medical bills totaling about $1.4 million, hospital officials said.

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freddie

El Paso, TX

#62 Dec 17, 2008
damn mescans wrote:
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Its funny tho how mexicans usually don't like to be called mexicans. They want to call themselves hispanic or latino. It truly IS embarrassing to be mexican.
I wonder if you would have the guts to say this to an actual Mexican person, what would happen to you?..hmmmmm...naaaah!! that would never happen, you simply dont have the guts! You are probably one of those kkk members whom like's to hide behind the mask. You are such an idiot and poor excuse for whatever you are= It would really suck to be you.
crossfire

United States

#63 Dec 17, 2008
just me wrote:
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Iam trying to understand how you see this problem. But for a minute; let's assume that the only reason these people were brought over is so that the federal goverment can actually collect intellence. Then we could blame say a federal LEA. Think, there has been 1500 killed so far this year, why bring these few why now.
In response to my original quote. I am against havning to cater to every single wounded person that comes over that bridge. Every person that is not American. By American I mean a legal citizen. It aggrivates me to know that these so called victims of drug wars are treated in our hard earned tax payer hospitals and they don't pay a single cent back. Yet, if Johhny down the street that works hard to put food on the table and support his family trips falls and breaks a limb on his way home. It's gonna be hard for him to get proper treatment for himself or his family at the hospital.

Since: Jan 08

currently DC metro area

#64 Dec 18, 2008
crossfire wrote:
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In response to my original quote. I am against havning to cater to every single wounded person that comes over that bridge. Every person that is not American. By American I mean a legal citizen. It aggrivates me to know that these so called victims of drug wars are treated in our hard earned tax payer hospitals and they don't pay a single cent back. Yet, if Johhny down the street that works hard to put food on the table and support his family trips falls and breaks a limb on his way home. It's gonna be hard for him to get proper treatment for himself or his family at the hospital.
Unfortunately for you, you don't get to make the decisions on who gets taken care of and who doesn't. Hospitals cannot (esp Thomason) refuse to provide medical support in a life and death situation. Thomason is the welfare hospital, Thomason board has promoted itself as the people's hospital, Thomason board has raised taxes under the guise of creating, developing, maintaining and providing high level trauma services to all in need. Thomason has done the same thing with setting up a high risk infant care wing. My taxes have been raised and or increased und the guise of providing better services to those in need. Now that we have those services I expect them to be provided to one and all.
Cienega32

Albuquerque, NM

#65 Dec 22, 2008
Joe wrote:
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Yes, notice the difference.
If you tell an American he looks like an American he will say "why thank you very much, nice of you to notice". If you tell a Mexican he looks like a Mexican, he's apt to stab you but at the least he'll say you're a racist.
Many Canadians, when travelling abroad, want to make sure people don't assume they're Americans. At least in the last 5 years or so...
Joe

United States

#66 Dec 22, 2008
Cienega32 wrote:
<quoted text>Many Canadians, when travelling abroad, want to make sure people don't assume they're Americans. At least in the last 5 years or so...
No doubt, I'm sure they like to be recognized as Canadians but that's my point. There is no insult in calling someone by the citizenship they hold.
Airborne

Saint Louis, MO

#67 Dec 24, 2008
Gaser wrote:
How much of my Tax dollars are going to treat those fakers at the V A hospital? Thats what I want to know. They are going to suck the life out of Americaca thanks to the W and Chainay.
You stupid little man. Yeah, I guess you would consider soldiers that served their country and were wounded to be fakers. Are you a veteran or have you just been enjoying the benefits that these "fakers" have sacraficed to give you. Do you even pay taxes you sorry sack? You should be deported. When an animal acts irrational and rabid the way you do, it is usually euthanized (that means put down). What do you have against soldiers? Freedom is not free. You would have the soldiers that have suffered lost limbs and serious brain injuries thrown out on the street and denied healthcare. This country OWES those soldiers the best healthcare available. Unfortunately, they usually don't get it. You are living proof that God makes mistakes sometimes.
TEXAS TECH

Saint Louis, MO

#68 Dec 25, 2008
Gaser, those soldiers at the VA deserve your respect. I've read some of your comments on this forum and I'm stunned. You disrespect soldiers, you support illegal entry into the US and in one memorable post, you gave a ration of crap to someone that visited texas and had gave presents to underpriveledged children. What exactly is your problem. Do you hate the world so badly that you have to spew hate and discontent everywhere you go? You will probably have something negative to say about me and this posting. Instead of spreading your hatred of this world and the people in, why don't you do something to change it?
spear chucker

United States

#69 Dec 25, 2008
nar wrote:
Yeah, lets not spend any money to save Mexican lives, we need as much money as we can to save Iraqui lives. Our money is much better spent there. How many millions per month do we spend there? You people should "think" about that!!!!
hey how about mexico paying for it's own people no one ever blames mexico we already support 10% of mexico .where is the shame of the mexican goverment,why is it that mexicans never fault mexico?
REALISTIC

Saint Louis, MO

#70 Dec 25, 2008
I'm wondering how someone with a bullet hole in them is allowed to cross the border. I would consider this a threat to national security. Until a thorough investigation is done, the reason for the shooting is unknown. Shooting victims and the like should not be allowed to cross. I'm sorry if the Mexican hospitals are not qualified to treat such injuries. If these patients are illegal aliens, I'm wondering if Thomason turns them over to Immigration after they have been treated. If they don't, I'd like to know why not. I'd like to know what measures have been taken to recoup the monies spent on treating the victims of the Juarez violence spree. This is a delicate topic but the truth is, Mexico hasn't written any reimbursement checks lately (or ever). Thomason has also expanded to provide services to children in need. A good percentage of these children in need are not going to be US citizens. Face it, there are children in need everywhere. We are not building state of the art facilities in Africa or Yugoslavia. Many posts that I have read are from people that think that Texas owes illegal immigrants the finest healtcare US taxdollars can provide. I'm sorry, I just don't feel that way. I think that before a person gets treated (for a non life threatening injury), they should have to prove citizenship. I'd just like to know that my tax dollars are not being spent on someone that waves the Mexican flag proudly while bad talking the US, after having their life saved or expensive medical treatment has been provided.
UP YOURS

Saint Louis, MO

#71 Dec 25, 2008
prelude to the future wrote:
it is only 1.4 million to save lives, no matter what you think about them. Everyone of them is a better person than all of the people complaining about tax dollars being spent. one US missile cost about 1 million dollars. All of you so called tax payers need to change your attitude before KARMA catches up and affects you. Our Govt is just as bad as theirs!
Only 1.4 million huh? Do you happen to have 1.4 million lying around? You might if you are with the drug cartels. I am not a SO CALLED taxpayer. I actually do pay taxes. You say our government is just as bad as theirs. Really? Why is our government picking up the ENTIRE tab for these medical bills? Please stop posting your ignorance. Everyone is laughing at you.
killthemall

Chicago, IL

#72 Jan 14, 2009
let's nuke mexico and be done with it....

well... maybe just Juarez
Heather

United States

#73 Jul 30, 2012
Calson"]remember Newark Maternity Clinic in el segundo barrio? check into what happened there with taking in maternity case from Juarez.

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