They should be treated for life threatening emergencies only - and then turned over to ICE.<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!!!
Hospitals can't deny emergency care to illegal aliens but their only obligation is to stabilize the patient. The problem is illegals use ER's as free clinics for their runny noses & hospitals fear lawsuits so they treat any & all illnesses. That was never the intention when congress passed EMTALA (section 1011).
"Any patient who "comes to the emergency department" requesting "examination or treatment for a medical condition" must be provided with "an appropriate medical screening examination" to determine if he is suffering from an "emergency medical condition". If he is, then the hospital is obligated to either provide him with treatment until he is stable or to transfer him to another hospital in conformance with the statute's directives.
If the patient does not have an "emergency medical condition", the statute imposes no further obligation on the hospital."