Illegals' medical bills top $35.7M

Oct 27, 2010 | Posted by: Agent of Chaos | Full story: www.bostonherald.com

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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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??
A corrupt government doesn't care about laws.
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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
How do Mexicans have any pride in their country? I have pride in mine the Great U.S.A, I believe most people should have pride in their country. Here's the thing though, Mexicans have Historically a unique Culture and Heritage...that being said here in the present day Mexico is a cesspool of crime, poverty, the drug cartels have more power than the government. The Mexican people have failed to create and sustain a nation that had potential to be great. The Mexican people run away from fixing the problems of their own nation, they come here illegal or not and look to find what they have failed to make for them selves an opportunity for a great life. The USA was born in a revolution where we took control of our own destiny and have created a nation of Hope, Opportunity, and the possibility of making your dreams come true. SO I have pride in my country the USA, but I ask again how can any Mexican have any Pride in Mexico when they themselves have chosen to leave their country an utter crap-hole, when they won't help themselves and make a better life for themselves and their people in their country they show no pride, they show they have no pride. Viva Mexico? Why? You may not say it, you don't want to believe it but you don't have pride in your country or your self so quit already with the "Viva Mexico"! Unless you take it upon yourself to go home and help you, your family, your country, You show no Pride, you have no Pride!
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WHOOOOOOOOOAAAAAA!
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<quoted text>How do Mexicans have any pride in their country? I have pride in mine the Great U.S.A, I believe most people should have pride in their country. Here's the thing though, Mexicans have Historically a unique Culture and Heritage...that being said here in the present day Mexico is a cesspool of crime, poverty, the drug cartels have more power than the government. The Mexican people have failed to create and sustain a nation that had potential to be great. The Mexican people run away from fixing the problems of their own nation, they come here illegal or not and look to find what they have failed to make for them selves an opportunity for a great life. The USA was born in a revolution where we took control of our own destiny and have created a nation of Hope, Opportunity, and the possibility of making your dreams come true. SO I have pride in my country the USA, but I ask again how can any Mexican have any Pride in Mexico when they themselves have chosen to leave their country an utter crap-hole, when they won't help themselves and make a better life for themselves and their people in their country they show no pride, they show they have no pride. Viva Mexico? Why? You may not say it, you don't want to believe it but you don't have pride in your country or your self so quit already with the "Viva Mexico"! Unless you take it upon yourself to go home and help you, your family, your country, You show no Pride, you have no Pride!
At the rate this country is going soon the Mexican drug cartels will have more power than the U.S. government.
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I am a racist because I dont want to pay for illegals.Illegals made me and Americans racists okay.It is not illegal to be a racist it is illegal to be an illegal sucking up American tax dollars shameless
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If it is $35 million here and there are 50 states, then we are closer to $1.8 billion. If it is a "drop in the bucket" as Deval says, we are in deep s**t. Vote out the incumbents Tuesday. Yes on questions 1, 2 ,3. Maybe it is not 11 million illegals, more like 30 million. The time is now.

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If it is $35 million here and there are 50 states, then we are closer to $1.8 billion. If it is a "drop in the bucket" as Deval says, we are in deep s**t. Vote out the incumbents Tuesday. Yes on questions 1, 2 ,3. Maybe it is not 11 million illegals, more like 30 million. The time is now.
There was one report that costs in L.A. County alone were around $40M a MONTH.
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I just do jobs americans don't want.
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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!
12 Million is just a number for the lib-iots to mull over and find excuses for. The liberal idiots actually think that the illegal mexicans and otm's register with a number collector as soon as they arrive at their illegal U.S. destination with 4 or 5 of their family members and anchors in tow? 20 Million PLUS is closer to the real number and is conservative.

Why the 'F' do they think we have to hear and read everything in spanish everyday IN OUR COUNTRY just to make a phone call or buy a box of ceral or hardware product. EVERYTHING IS IN F'ng SPANISH because there are WAayyy too many mexicans here to count and the overwhelming majority are too stupid to speak english or assimilate.

24 YEARS SINCE THE LAST AMNESTY AND THEY STILL DON'T SPEAK ENGLISH OR ASSIMILATE AS AMERICANS.
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Illegals should all be DEPORTED as quickly as immediately as possible. Remove the "anchor baby" problem and send them home with their parents.

30 days after the law goes into affect, make being here a Felony punishable by life in prison without the possibility of parole - at HARD LABOR, with no citizen benefits, cramped living quarters, etc. Make it so that NO ONE would ever want to be caught and put into that situation. And, since they are NOT citizens, remove anything remotely like "rights" and that includes redress of the courts/etc (i.e. they can't sue).
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SkipperJim wrote:
If it is $35 million here and there are 50 states, then we are closer to $1.8 billion. If it is a "drop in the bucket" as Deval says, we are in deep s**t. Vote out the incumbents Tuesday. Yes on questions 1, 2 ,3. Maybe it is not 11 million illegals, more like 30 million. The time is now.
Well, not EVERY state is as free with their handouts, but, you have that ONE HUGE state on the left coast (California) that probably has more illegals than citizens at this point in time. Ever wonder why with one of the best economies in the country, they are in such a huge debt crisis? We're teaching them and paying for their medical services and they give NOTHING BACK. It simply can NOT continue. At some point, patriot groups will take the matters into their own hands and once that type of justice starts it will be hard to stop!!!

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California is $12+ billion in debt....

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