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well just the other day at the Dr.office and just so happen a girl with 5children pregnant again with twins.when she was called to pay she handed her Medicaid card.and she wasn't Mexican...imagine how much other gov.services her and her soon to be 7 children are awarded every month..but most of her reply when asked where her or her spouse were employed ..neither of them were..
a woman who is nine months pregnant. She's rushed to a south Texas hospital
to undergo a C-section - a $4,700 medical procedure that won't cost her a
dime. She qualifies for emergency Medicaid.
She gave birth to a healthy, 8 1/2 pound baby boy - born in America. His
Mexican mother gave him an American name: Eliot.
Eliot is one of an estimated 300,000 children of illegal immigrants born in
the United States every year, according to the Pew Hispanic Center. They're
given instant citizenship because they are born on U.S. soil, which makes it
easier for their parents to become U.S. citizens.
That's because those babies can eventually sponsor their parents - when they
turn 21 years old.