Hospitals losing funds to treat undocumented residents
A federal program that reimburses hospitals for care given to undocumented immigrants will expire Oct.
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#1 Sep 24, 2008
Maybe they should go back to there homes for there medical help....
Since: Apr 07
#2 Sep 25, 2008
It should expire and the foriegn governments of these peoples should pay our government back.
Enforce immigration laws and this won't be happening.
Since: Jun 08
#3 Sep 25, 2008
The problem is, whe you are first triaged (and I spent this weekend at the ER with my daughter) you are already using funds and resources before you are even asked for any information.
Therefore, my worry is how many people here legally are going to suffer? Whe my husband had his accident last year, he used thousands of dollars in services before he was even asked for any form of information.
Hospital admission is one thing but the ERs determine who is admitted or not - going to the ER is not hospital admission.
We need a combination of solid immigration law enforcement. A way for hospitals to fast check status after triage is done (trust me, if I ever found out that a family member of mine was in an accident and denied eemrgency treatment because they did not have ID at the time due to budget cuts... There would be hell to pay.)
It is easy to say what needs to be done but the implementing of it could be two different things when you step back, take a breath and look at the whole picture.
Had my husband lost consciousness, he would not have had his ID with him at the ER. Since he did not, he had the wherewithall to tell my son to get his wallet and cell phone. But my husband is dark haired and in the summer, has an olive complexion and could be mistaken for an immigrant though he has no Hispanic blood at all.
I agree something needs to be done but it is what and how that is the sticky point. I would not want anyone denied emergency treatment because they could not immediately prove they are legal or not. One citizen dying due to this would be a travesty.
#4 Jun 26, 2014
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Since: Feb 11
#5 Jun 30, 2014
So you keep up the lie that ER people are racist and only out after your money? As long as I stayed in organized medicine, I never heard or saw such. This is the typical Liberal rant that doctors only care about money, nurses or triage people are b
blatant racists. I think you must know this never happens. Otherwise, pick up the phone and call police and an attorney. You have a good case.
Finally,(and a genuine question):
Do people feel those who work in healthcare should work for free? I keep hearing people say "of course not", but the same people want to push medicare and medicaid in the lap of every doctor. Also sick&tired of the Mercedes/Rolls Royce talk. If you are a rapper, you can buy an entire car park, but if you work in healthcare, people really don't even want you to own a bicycle as long as there are "sick people" around..
#6 Jun 30, 2014
Just throw out, over fence like garbage.
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