Health-care crunch hits Indiana's poor

Health-care crunch hits Indiana's poor

There are 250 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Aug 12, 2007, titled Health-care crunch hits Indiana's poor. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Indiana's federally subsidized health centers have been flooded by almost 50 percent more patients in recent years as the number of uninsured Hoosiers rises.

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Indianapolis, IN

#1 Aug 13, 2007
I wonder how many of the 200,000 are Mexican?
George

Cincinnati, OH

#2 Aug 13, 2007
I'll tell you that illegal aliens are sucking this city dry of health resouces. I talked to a friend at Wishard who told me that news is all over this country and other ccountries which are namely Africa and Mexico that Indiana is the place to have babies and get treated for free. many high risk patients who are pregnant go to Wishard and are illegal aliens with HIV etc. Hoosiers must wait in lin with these illegals and monies that should go to needy Hoosiers is getting rerouted to the illegal aliens.

“oneoldvet.com”

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis

#3 Aug 13, 2007
Perhaps if Indiana wasn't forced to provide free health care for ILLEGAL aliens then CITIZENS and legal residents could get the health care they need, can afford and are entitled to!
sealionindy

United States

#4 Aug 13, 2007
Thats about it! and until we start really screaming to Washington and local nothing will change.
susan jones

United States

#5 Aug 13, 2007
I still don't understand why we have to provide free health care for illegal aliens. They aren't apart of America. Stop pay and they will leave.

“" NEVER AGAIN !!!!"”

Since: Aug 07

This is our country; not yours

#7 Aug 13, 2007
It would be interesting to see how many uninsured Indiana citizens there are if those here illegally were taken out of the equation.

They have no right to our tax-funded benefits.
Magic 8 Ball

Columbus, IN

#8 Aug 13, 2007
Kenneth Harris really needs to lose about 100 pounds. Just your typical Hoosier.
karensflowers

AOL

#9 Aug 13, 2007
I blame Daniels for letting the illegal alien population increase so rapidly in Indiana. He has the power to make Indiana an unwelcome state to those persons, but instead he is welcoming them with open arms.

Again, this info is at his website:
http://www.in.gov/ichla/ He's created an entire commission for them.......with financial resources.

This money should be going to the citizens of Indiana who are poor; that money is being heavily diluted.

We are not being overwhelmed by Asians, Irish, German, etc., we are being overrun by Mexicans.
Taxpayer

Miamisburg, OH

#10 Aug 13, 2007
This is what will happen if Mrs Clinton becomes president and we have free medical care for everyone... not enough money for doctors,nurses, and supplies, and long waiting lists for appointments. Don't vote for her. You'll get socialized medicine.

“Not you average Cracker”

Since: Apr 07

Indianapolis

#13 Aug 13, 2007
You are reading why electing democrats is a bad for America. Republicans aren't much better, but they are not as bad as the democrats.

“Not you average Cracker”

Since: Apr 07

Indianapolis

#14 Aug 13, 2007
Daniels can't control the US border.
karensflowers wrote:
I blame Daniels for letting the illegal alien population increase so rapidly in Indiana. He has the power to make Indiana an unwelcome state to those persons, but instead he is welcoming them with open arms.
Again, this info is at his website:
http://www.in.gov/ichla/ He's created an entire commission for them.......with financial resources.
This money should be going to the citizens of Indiana who are poor; that money is being heavily diluted.
We are not being overwhelmed by Asians, Irish, German, etc., we are being overrun by Mexicans.
Huh

Panama City, FL

#17 Aug 13, 2007
I thought that Indiana just raised its cigarette tax to fund health insurance for the "poor" who cannot afford it. Is Irsay getting that money too?
doom and gloom

Bringhurst, IN

#18 Aug 13, 2007
Free health care is a black hole that will suck any and all of the money that is thrown at it. Between generations of people that have lived on welfare & had many kids that have no family nucleus, to very unhealthy life styles (went to the state fair yesterday....oh my goodness), to the illegalís & their anchor babies, to over paid doctors to over charged hospitals there is no way that tax payers will be able to keep up. Our medical system is a mess due to the amount of greed and demand by all of the major players.
The answer is not socialized medicine because putting politicians in the mix will only make a bloated system 10 times worse.
there are a lot of major problems we have got to face in the next few years & no true leaders to face them. May God help.
me in Greensburg

Kempton, IN

#20 Aug 13, 2007
A man, 59, can NOT get Medicare unless he is classified as disabled. If you notice in the picture, he is morbid obese and probably is also getting SSI. Either way we end up footing the bill 1. for him not working 2. for him eating as he chooses We probably give him food stamps as well. Some guidelines need to be in place for this
dogthatbitmitch

Louisville, KY

#21 Aug 13, 2007
Taxpayer wrote:
This is what will happen if Mrs Clinton becomes president and we have free medical care for everyone... not enough money for doctors,nurses, and supplies, and long waiting lists for appointments. Don't vote for her. You'll get socialized medicine.
Voting for Republicans gets you socialized war, quadrupled federal deficits, higher property and income tax, trampled civil rights, police powers without warrants, etc, etc, etc..
truthiness

Indianapolis, IN

#23 Aug 13, 2007
TheTroll wrote:
Why would they use a huge fat @ss like Kenneth Harris as an example of somebody concerned about one's health? The guy obviously makes no effort to stay healthy other than to waddle down to the free clinic after consuming vast quantities of food.
I couldn't agree more. Lack of health insurance isn't his main problem. He needs to push himself away from the table and start getting some exercise.
dtw

Marysville, OH

#24 Aug 13, 2007
Taxpayer wrote:
This is what will happen if Mrs Clinton becomes president and we have free medical care for everyone... not enough money for doctors,nurses, and supplies, and long waiting lists for appointments. Don't vote for her. You'll get socialized medicine.
Fear mongering BS.
Fact: The U.S. is the only industrialized country with for profit health care.
Fact: U.S. healthcare is ranked 39th in quality of care. Right above Cuba.(WHO)
Fact; Overhead costs for private insurance is in the 10-15% range. medicare/Medicaid overhead costs are 3%(U.S. govt. study)
Health insurance companies rang up record profits (including Wellpoint) again this year. These profits aren't from efficient workers, they're a result of denying services & raising out of pocket costs for consumers.
Not for profit healthcare FOR ALL is the only solution.
Talk to someone from Canada or Australia. I did last week. They love their healthcare system and are frightened and befuddled by our ridiculous system. Don't listen to the juiced media hype. Find out for yourself @ www.healthcare-now.org .
Tax the Tea

Cardington, OH

#25 Aug 13, 2007
then is the V.A. Socialist healthcare?
All AMERICANS should have healthcare, and NOT Criminal Illegal Mexicans!!!!
NoblesvilleObser ver

Pleasanton, CA

#26 Aug 13, 2007
I'm from Indiana, got laid off, lost my healthcare, bought the health insurance I could afford, had a surprize medical emergency that the insurance company is fighting not to pay and now I'm in a real financial jam. We have to fix this healthcare issues ASP. I read somewhere that 47% of personal bankruptcies happen to people in my boat. Believe me...it's terribly hard and I don't want free anything...just reasonable help.
Talk Soft carry Big Stick

Cardington, OH

#27 Aug 13, 2007
Only Ron Paul seems to understand. vote 08

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