Illegals' medical bills top $35.7M

Oct 27, 2010 Full story: www.bostonherald.com 92

Beleaguered Bay State and U.S. taxpayers coughed up a staggering $35.7 million this year in free emergency health care for more than 52,000 illegal aliens in Massachusetts, sparking outrage from candidates and critics who back a tougher line on immigration.

The figures — released by Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration under an order for the Secretary of State’s office and after more than a month of ducking questions — show illegal immigrants who belong to MassHealth Limited received $33.8 million in taxpayer-funded in-patient hospital care this year.

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“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#1 Oct 27, 2010
Thank you Senator Kennedy. R.I.P.

1965 Immigration act, Quote: Among those who more accurately foresaw the future effects of the change in immigration law was a certain Myra C. Hacker, Vice President of the New Jersey Coalition, who testified at a Senate immigration subcommittee hearing:

"In light of our 5 percent unemployment rate, our worries over the so called population explosion, and our menacingly mounting welfare costs, are we prepared to embrace so great a horde of the world's unfortunates? At the very least, the hidden mathematics of the bill should be made clear to the public so that they may tell their Congressmen how they feel about providing jobs, schools, homes, security against want, citizen education, and a brotherly welcome ... for an indeterminately enormous number of aliens from underprivileged lands."

"We should remember that people accustomed to such marginal existence in their own land will tend to live fully here, to hoard our bounteous minimum wages and our humanitarian welfare handouts ... lower our wage and living standards, disrupt our cultural patterns ..."

"Whatever may be our benevolent intent toward many people,[the bill] fails to give due consideration to the economic needs, the cultural traditions, and the public sentiment of the citizens of the United States." (U.S. Senate, Subcommittee on Immigration and Naturalization of the Committee on the Judiciary, Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 1965. pp. 681-687.)

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Hart-Celler Act hearings 1965 Quote: Senate immigration subcommittee chairman Edward Kennedy (D-MA.) reassured his colleagues and the nation with the following:

"First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same ... Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset ... Contrary to the charges in some quarters,[the bill] will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and deprived nations of Africa and Asia ... In the final analysis, the ethnic pattern of immigration under the proposed measure is not expected to change as sharply as the critics seem to think."

Sen. Kennedy concluded by saying,

"The bill will not flood our cities with immigrants. It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission. It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs." (U.S. Senate, Subcommittee on Immigration and Naturalization of the Committee on the Judiciary, Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 1965. pp. 1-3.)

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"This amnesty will give citizenship to only 1.1 to 1.3 million illegal aliens. We will secure the borders henceforth. We will never again bring forward another amnesty bill like this."

-- Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy on the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986

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"The agreement we just reached is the best possible chance we will have in
years to secure our borders, bring millions of people out of the shadows and
into the sunshine of America"
May 17, 2007

Ted Kennedy -- Senator from Massachusetts
Member of the Democratic Party

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#2 Oct 27, 2010
Dan Stein on Sen. Kennedy and the 1965 Immigration Law

PSL

Stuart, FL

#3 Oct 27, 2010
Cricket 23 wrote:
Thank you Senator Kennedy. R.I.P.
1965 Immigration act, Quote: Among those who more accurately foresaw the future effects of the change in immigration law was a certain Myra C. Hacker, Vice President of the New Jersey Coalition, who testified at a Senate immigration subcommittee hearing:
"In light of our 5 percent unemployment rate, our worries over the so called population explosion, and our menacingly mounting welfare costs, are we prepared to embrace so great a horde of the world's unfortunates? At the very least, the hidden mathematics of the bill should be made clear to the public so that they may tell their Congressmen how they feel about providing jobs, schools, homes, security against want, citizen education, and a brotherly welcome ... for an indeterminately enormous number of aliens from underprivileged lands."
"We should remember that people accustomed to such marginal existence in their own land will tend to live fully here, to hoard our bounteous minimum wages and our humanitarian welfare handouts ... lower our wage and living standards, disrupt our cultural patterns ..."
"Whatever may be our benevolent intent toward many people,[the bill] fails to give due consideration to the economic needs, the cultural traditions, and the public sentiment of the citizens of the United States." (U.S. Senate, Subcommittee on Immigration and Naturalization of the Committee on the Judiciary, Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 1965. pp. 681-687.)
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Hart-Celler Act hearings 1965 Quote: Senate immigration subcommittee chairman Edward Kennedy (D-MA.) reassured his colleagues and the nation with the following:
"First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same ... Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset ... Contrary to the charges in some quarters,[the bill] will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and deprived nations of Africa and Asia ... In the final analysis, the ethnic pattern of immigration under the proposed measure is not expected to change as sharply as the critics seem to think."
Sen. Kennedy concluded by saying,
"The bill will not flood our cities with immigrants. It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission. It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs." (U.S. Senate, Subcommittee on Immigration and Naturalization of the Committee on the Judiciary, Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 1965. pp. 1-3.)
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"This amnesty will give citizenship to only 1.1 to 1.3 million illegal aliens. We will secure the borders henceforth. We will never again bring forward another amnesty bill like this."
-- Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy on the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
**********
"The agreement we just reached is the best possible chance we will have in
years to secure our borders, bring millions of people out of the shadows and
into the sunshine of America"
May 17, 2007
Ted Kennedy -- Senator from Massachusetts
Member of the Democratic Party
Kennedy the Destroyer!
galario

Newton Center, MA

#5 Oct 27, 2010
lets just keep paying for the illegals...because we are idiots...who do nothing about it...because if we all took a stand...something would be done....
but lets all just sit back....it will soon be too late.....wake up and vote! All the incumbunts must go....they have done nothing to help US.....now lets show them our appreciation and vote them out....these freebees must stop now
zeeman

Boston, MA

#6 Oct 27, 2010
Wonder why Ratrick was ducking this???
Concerned About Americans

Orlando, FL

#7 Oct 27, 2010
Cricket 23 wrote:
Thank you Senator Kennedy. R.I.P.
1965 Immigration act, Quote: Among those who more accurately foresaw the future effects of the change in immigration law was a certain Myra C. Hacker, Vice President of the New Jersey Coalition, who testified at a Senate immigration subcommittee hearing:
"In light of our 5 percent unemployment rate, our worries over the so called population explosion, and our menacingly mounting welfare costs, are we prepared to embrace so great a horde of the world's unfortunates? At the very least, the hidden mathematics of the bill should be made clear to the public so that they may tell their Congressmen how they feel about providing jobs, schools, homes, security against want, citizen education, and a brotherly welcome ... for an indeterminately enormous number of aliens from underprivileged lands."
"We should remember that people accustomed to such marginal existence in their own land will tend to live fully here, to hoard our bounteous minimum wages and our humanitarian welfare handouts ... lower our wage and living standards, disrupt our cultural patterns ..."
"Whatever may be our benevolent intent toward many people,[the bill] fails to give due consideration to the economic needs, the cultural traditions, and the public sentiment of the citizens of the United States." (U.S. Senate, Subcommittee on Immigration and Naturalization of the Committee on the Judiciary, Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 1965. pp. 681-687.)
**********
Hart-Celler Act hearings 1965 Quote: Senate immigration subcommittee chairman Edward Kennedy (D-MA.) reassured his colleagues and the nation with the following:
"First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same ... Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset ... Contrary to the charges in some quarters,[the bill] will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and deprived nations of Africa and Asia ... In the final analysis, the ethnic pattern of immigration under the proposed measure is not expected to change as sharply as the critics seem to think."
Sen. Kennedy concluded by saying,
"The bill will not flood our cities with immigrants. It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission. It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs." (U.S. Senate, Subcommittee on Immigration and Naturalization of the Committee on the Judiciary, Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 1965. pp. 1-3.)
**********
"This amnesty will give citizenship to only 1.1 to 1.3 million illegal aliens. We will secure the borders henceforth. We will never again bring forward another amnesty bill like this."
-- Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy on the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986
**********
"The agreement we just reached is the best possible chance we will have in
years to secure our borders, bring millions of people out of the shadows and
into the sunshine of America"
May 17, 2007
Ted Kennedy -- Senator from Massachusetts
Member of the Democratic Party
Yes, the late Senator Edward Kennedy literally changed the face of America's cities with his legislation. Now the "Immigrant Rights" groups are trying to change the image of the Illegals in front of the Television News cameras at the demonstrations against the U.S. Immigration Laws that they are staging:
http://www.tcunation.com/profiles/blogs/chang...
John North Country

Concord, NH

#9 Oct 27, 2010
If that fat faced drunk was alive today, there are morons out there who would vote him back into office everyday of the week........we have to dump these liberals and get back to basics.....Not an American citizen, NO BENNIFITS OF ANY KIND !!!!!!
Nuff Said!
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#10 Oct 27, 2010
This state is a welfare magnet. We can't afford it anymore. Changes are needed so these illegals and people allergic to work will go elsewhere.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#11 Oct 27, 2010
60 months lifetime max for welfare, retroactive. Must have lived in the state for 5 years or longer before benefits are paid, must be legal. If you can't make it in 60 months, you can't be helped, go away.
Mexican

Modesto, CA

#12 Oct 27, 2010
galario wrote:
lets just keep paying for the illegals...because we are idiots...who do nothing about it...because if we all took a stand...something would be done....
but lets all just sit back....it will soon be too late.....wake up and vote! All the incumbunts must go....they have done nothing to help US.....now lets show them our appreciation and vote them out....these freebees must stop now
Stuff it anglo!!!
Bam

Roslindale, MA

#13 Oct 27, 2010
Wondering wrote:
60 months lifetime max for welfare, retroactive. Must have lived in the state for 5 years or longer before benefits are paid, must be legal. If you can't make it in 60 months, you can't be helped, go away.
BULL CRAP KNOW SOME ON IT FOR LAST 10 YEARS JUST KEEP PRODUCING KIDS YOU CAN NOT TAKE CARE OF AND ALSO DRUNK AND DRUGS DISABILTY DROP NOT OUR FAULT YOU HAVE TO DRINK AND TAKE DRUGS

“"Molon Labe"”

Since: Oct 09

North Afghanistan

#14 Oct 27, 2010
Mexican wrote:
<quoted text> Stuff it anglo!!!
Hey, Now....dont go away mad, border hopper.

Just go away....
Dssk

Brea, CA

#15 Oct 27, 2010
Speeders Kill Kids wrote:
It was the EMTALA Act passed under Reagan that mandated ERs treat everybody, even illegals who can't pay. It was just a law and could be changed overnight if congress wanted to do so.
so these people should be left in the streets to die???? There are plenty of Americans who cannot afford it either!!! Me included!!!
Down and Out

Columbus, OH

#16 Oct 27, 2010
So much for the claims from the illegals and their supporters about not receiving funds for medical treatment- that is now exposed as a hoax.
How much debt will be incurred before this molly coddle halts? The robbery from the citizenry continues, just as in shoplifting the consumer ultimately pays for it, so it is with this - the average Joe and Jane foot the bill and ultimately bankroll the illegal vermin.
Enough!!
deport

Thousand Oaks, CA

#17 Oct 27, 2010
The greatest illegal invasion of a neighboring country in the History of the world.Even attempts to improve the lives of people around the world and countries like Mexico cannot succeed if corruption and lawlessness are at the heart of the LATINO Culture. We are being invaded by a super racist,selfish criminally active culture. They don't obey no stinking laws, there Latinos. La Raza de los diablo.
Down and Out

Columbus, OH

#18 Oct 27, 2010
Dssk - The differnece being you are a citizen and have some of the rewards of citizenship. These are not citizens and as such should be made to pay after the treament is delivered.
I would not deny the treatment to you or the illegals, your status as citizen derives certain benefits which could absorb some of the costs, the illegals have no such status and beyond the medical treatment need to pay for services rendered.
Geesh, I realize that is asking a lot of them, I really don't expect to ever happen but it would be nice if the illegals could pay for some of their entitlements rather than send money home to Mexihole.
Stop the madness

Waterbury, CT

#19 Oct 27, 2010
Dssk wrote:
<quoted text>
so these people should be left in the streets to die???? There are plenty of Americans who cannot afford it either!!! Me included!!!
Key word....AMERICANS. No state should be doling out 34 million for people who don't belong here. Furthermore, that figure is for illegals who belong to MassHealth Limited! Hardly sounds like they are dying in the streets. Too bad you are a citizen, the illegals are eating up your benefits.

“It matters but not very much”

Since: Oct 07

Houston, TX

#20 Oct 27, 2010
Massachusetts is turning out to be the East Coast California. They deserve exactly what they get from their stupidity. I hope the liberal idiots bankrupt their state, too, by paying for the demands of every freeloading Mexican who squats on their territory.

What goes around comes around, Massachusetts. Texas has lots of your favorite charity we can send you by the millions. We'll give them all free bus tickets to your state so you can be all kumbayah with them and pay for all their childbirth expenses and bypass surgeries.

Better you than us. We don't consider pinatas at anchor babies' birthday parties or the rape of our state and local treasuries by illegal foreign nationals examples of 'exotic' cultural practices. Morons.

Let us send all our blood-sucking illegals to you to nurse at your depleted, sagging breasts. That MIGHT make up for your screwing the rest of the country with your anti-American, pro-illegal bullcrap. You loved Teddy, after all, so it's only right that you continue to reap the 'fruits' of his twisted legacy.

But be sure to change all those signs from 'baked beans' to 'refried beans.' You wouldn't want all your favorite charities to think you're racist, would you? The first thing Mexicans will tell you is that you don't deserve to have a culture that isn't Mexican.
Speeders Kill Kids

Watseka, IL

#21 Oct 27, 2010
Dssk wrote:
<quoted text>
so these people should be left in the streets to die???? There are plenty of Americans who cannot afford it either!!! Me included!!!
It's insane to say american taxpayers should provide benefits to people who aren't even allowed to be here!!
whitehair

Louisville, KY

#22 Oct 27, 2010
Soo,these people should be left in the streets to die?Nooo,they should be gathered up.the ill ones, and be immediately taken to the Border,dumped onto their own Country.Then,the well ones should be told to leave or be deported at their own expense!Of course,this is after the Border is closed,same as every other Country in the World!Think about it,all 50 States are paying this same kind of dough for illegals!!Makes one just a little sick of our representatives,doesn`t it?Our representatives,noooo,they have been representing themselves also,just staying on the job.Lets this Nation change this ,coming election,or we might as well forget it,like so many already have.No more progressives,no more liberals,don`t care what Party,just get rid of both!!!

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