Illegals' medical bills top $35.7M

Illegals' medical bills top $35.7M

There are 92 comments on the www.bostonherald.com story from Oct 27, 2010, titled Illegals' medical bills top $35.7M. In it, www.bostonherald.com reports that:

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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#69 Oct 29, 2010
Repubs r Obstructionist wrote:
The Republicans have OBSTRUCTED EVERY AMERICAN JOBS BILL that the dems brought forward.
The Republicans haven't championed ANY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT BILL AT ALL!! NOT ONE SINGLE BILL!!
All they are is the OBSTRUCTIONIST PARTY! Here is the latest American JOBS BILL THAT they blocked. Research it!!
S. 3816 (Creating American Jobs and Ending Offshoring Act )
Measure Title: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to create American jobs and to prevent the offshoring of such jobs overseas.
Every single REPUBLICAN wants illegal immigrants and work visa reciepients to take all of AMERICAs JOBS and they want to OUTSOURCE the other HALF! It increases their dividend and their war chest as American corporations fill their coffers!!
The REPUBS will NEVER SUBMIT a illegal immigration bill; NEVER!!!!!!!!! Has ANY ONE OF THEM even promised that they would? NO!!!!!
The DEMS need a stronger number so they can pass pro-AMERICAN citizen bills!! REPUBLICANS bl0ock every AMErican jobs bill!
They are counting on a depressed dem and independent voting block not to show up at the polls!! We must pick each other up and fight for Americans interest!
I was angry at the Dems myself as I felt that they were not passing legislation but after I recently researched; the dem proposals are there but the Repubs blocked them 100%!!
I believe that some Repubs have committed treason against the American people. Scott Brown voted against the latest PRO-AMERICAN JOBS bill! Read and google this bill!
S. 3816 (Creating American Jobs and Ending Offshoring Act )
Measure Title: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to create American jobs and to prevent the offshoring of such jobs overseas.
Is that one of the bills that had so much other crap crammed into it that had nothing to do with the original bill that voting for it would have ended up worse than voting against it? Just like when the Republicans voted against the unemployment bill because there was so much other crap in there that had noting to do with the bill. The Dems are trying to slide other things in there then when they get voted down cry about the evil republicans and then are dead quiet when the truth comes out.
Richie

Sandown, NH

#70 Oct 29, 2010
Does anyone really think the number of illegals in the U. S. is "only" 12 million? The U. S. government has been using this number for over 8 years. Are we expected to believe that they just stopped coming 8 or 9 years ago? The real number is closer to 30 million now. The government doesn't want anyone to know this because you might get mad. Just like they (and their liberal allies) never put the citizenship status of people who commint crimes here. Too many peole would get mad. By the way, the 35 million IS just a drop in the bucket, as our pal Duval Patrick said. There are also court costs, prison costs, education costs, food stamps, welfare, etc.$35 million doesn't even begin to tell the story!
Tee

Meadville, PA

#71 Oct 29, 2010
Dssk wrote:
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so these people should be left in the streets to die???? There are plenty of Americans who cannot afford it either!!! Me included!!!
I think you guys should everything for free.. healthcare, housing, food, etc., and I think only the liberals should foot the bill :) There ya go, problem solved.
CONCERNED

AOL

#72 Oct 29, 2010
Wondering wrote:
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.
You are so right. Get the illegals and those who vote to keep them out. Vote them out.
Just a thought

United States

#75 Oct 29, 2010
So exactly how is this problem created? By the liberals? conservatives? Of course not, it's the system. They walk into a hospital because they need medical care and they get treated. The same thing happens w/American citizens who can't afford healthcare. What is the cost for these people? We pay for it either way, so wouldn't it make sense to overhaul the system and stop trying to pin the tail on the political philosophy?

http://bit.ly/bYhPXf
Juan

Henderson, NV

#76 Oct 29, 2010
Talk about how STUPID americans are. Viva Mexico.
americans ought to pay me for being here illegally.
Shitt they already are. Thank you dummies.
My grandpa, grandma, mother, father, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, niece and nephews thank all of you for the FREE life we live here.
So do NOT piss me off or I will sue you and WIN.
What a pussie of a country. JOKE OF THE WORLD, yes you are america.
VIVA LA RAZA
Speeders Kill Kids

Roy, WA

#77 Oct 29, 2010
WHCMU wrote:
Part of the reason we are flooded with people is the "free health care". I honestly don't blame them for wanting to live here..
25 years ago Corrupt congress passed the EMTALA Act which says ERs have to treat even illegals!!! Pure insanity and it could be changed immediately if congress chose to but of course they won't. Not as long as walmart keeps paying them bribes to support illegals.
Speeders Kill Kids

Roy, WA

#78 Oct 29, 2010
Juan wrote:
Talk about how STUPID americans are. Viva Mexico.
americans ought to pay me for being here illegally.
Shitt they already are. Thank you dummies.
My grandpa, grandma, mother, father, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, niece and nephews thank all of you for the FREE life we live here.
So do NOT piss me off or I will sue you and WIN.
What a pussie of a country. JOKE OF THE WORLD, yes you are america.
VIVA LA RAZA
Yes juan, americans are idiots for handing out all these govt benefits to ppl that aren't even allowed to be here. You can thank our congressmen and judges for that. They love all that money walmart pays them to support illegals.
Mack

Ann Arbor, MI

#79 Oct 29, 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.
Were it to apply to unemployment benefits also...almost two years TWO YEARS to sit on your butt?(Yes, we work and pay into the system-but I highly doubt if you take the total sum of benefits paid in and then subtract benefits paid out-that they would equal out).

Not an American Citizen? Not here on a legal student or work visa? GO AWAY!

btw- no one wants to bail out California either...lol- NOT
Ron

Tyngsboro, MA

#80 Oct 29, 2010
Cover nothing for them and that includes the president's aunt.
Deo Vindice

Sacramento, CA

#81 Oct 30, 2010
Furthermore....

It costs the tax payers 9.3 BILLION DOLLARS a year to keep illegal Mexicans in jails and prisons.

ILLEGAL MEXICANS murder 3,000 American citizens every year.

ILLEGAL MEXICANS rape and sodomize countless American children.

ILLEGAL MEXICANS commit property crimes in the BILLIONS OF DOLLARS every year.

ILLEGAL MEXICANS smuggle guns and drugs into this country.

ILLEGAL MEXICANS are instrumental in depleting our water supply.

Liberals are having heart murmors while reading this.
They're having a shortness of breath.
They're holding their chests and are about to topple over.

GO AHEAD AND GET IT OVER WITH !
Down and Out

New York, NY

#82 Oct 30, 2010
Deo Vindice - After the illegal immigration apologists have their heart murmors, after they have their shortness of breath they can call 911 and go to the ER and join their beloved illegals and take a number to be treated.
Doubtful even at that point they will begin to understand the seriousness of the matter.
Down and Out

New York, NY

#85 Oct 30, 2010
Speeders Kill Kids - Yes it would.
I'm going to step out on some thin ice here and speak my piece, some of it might not be to well recieved.
I would not deny an illegal an ER visit on the following conditions - a true medical emergency that requires a 911 call to transport the victim to the ER. To me that seems valid. A life threatning circumstance that requires immediate medical attention to save a life (even if transported to ER in a private vehicle). That would be as far as I would go, anything beyond that - no services rendered.
No medical insurance? Oops, the treatments end when stabilized and the hospital can return the patient to family.
This use of the ER as a faimly clinic for sore throats, minor cuts, and ear boo boos has to stop. That is not the intention of an ER.
Many hospitals have closed their doors due to this happening in excess. That should not happen.

Since: Feb 08

Mesa, AZ

#86 Oct 30, 2010
Juan wrote:
Talk about how STUPID americans are. Viva Mexico.
americans ought to pay me for being here illegally.
Shitt they already are. Thank you dummies.
My grandpa, grandma, mother, father, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, niece and nephews thank all of you for the FREE life we live here.
So do NOT piss me off or I will sue you and WIN.
What a pussie of a country. JOKE OF THE WORLD, yes you are america.
VIVA LA RAZA
and here you have it folks the perfect poster for birth control
Muff Daddy

Pearland, TX

#87 Oct 30, 2010
Juan wrote:
Talk about how STUPID americans are. Viva Mexico.
americans ought to pay me for being here illegally.
Shitt they already are. Thank you dummies.
My grandpa, grandma, mother, father, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, niece and nephews thank all of you for the FREE life we live here.
So do NOT piss me off or I will sue you and WIN.
What a pussie of a country. JOKE OF THE WORLD, yes you are america.
VIVA LA RAZA
Juan......you forgot to get educated.
b4its2late

Bethlehem, PA

#88 Oct 30, 2010
Is it time to hit the Pols and Business men with lawsuits and jailtime?

http://www.topix.com/forum/news/immigration/T...
Speeders Kill Kids

Roy, WA

#89 Oct 30, 2010
Down and Out wrote:
No medical insurance? Oops, the treatments end when stabilized and the hospital can return the patient to family.
.
Even I wouldn't go that far. Lots of people don't have insurance but still have enough money to pay for the medical services.
Down and Out

New York, NY

#90 Oct 31, 2010
Speeders Kill Kids - ^^ That is reasonable and I understand your thinking on that. If a person has the ability to pay as they go then so be it, if not services stop.
yojoe

Stratham, NH

#91 Oct 31, 2010
We are a nation of laws!!

OH, excuse me, Obama and the DEMOCRATS have changed that, haven't they??

But lets go back when we were a NATION OF LAWS and ask, why are these CRIMINALS allowed to use our HEALTH SYSTEM WITHOUT paying for it and also while we are on the subject, why are they still here continuly breaking our laws??
Down and Out

New York, NY

#92 Oct 31, 2010
yojoe - Could the answer be that Obummer, along with the vast number of political traitors infesting both parties, can not resist the temptation to molly coddle the illegals and offer amnesty to them in order to purchase their vote?

The real CRIMINALS are the hoodlums who allow this to happen - not that the illegals are innocent by any stretch, they are accessories to the crime.

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