Undocumented immigrant and federal fu...

Undocumented immigrant and federal fugitive costs taxpayers $350,000 at Miami-Dade hospitals

There are 2 comments on the The Miami Herald story from Sep 11, 2011, titled Undocumented immigrant and federal fugitive costs taxpayers $350,000 at Miami-Dade hospitals. In it, The Miami Herald reports that:

A longtime federal fugitive who was an undocumented immigrant cost taxpayers more than $350,000 in healthcare at Miami-Dade hospitals before he died last year, a county investigative report has revealed.

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magadala

Vashon, WA

#1 Sep 11, 2011
This is just one! I am sure there are millions more! I hope America wakes up in time to save itself!

“"All Lies Lead to the Truth"”

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#2 Sep 11, 2011
"The Miami-Dade Office of the Inspector General said the patient was a Colombian who fled the United States in 1983 after a cocaine smuggling conviction but returned under a false name. In 26 visits to the Jackson Health System from 2003 through 2010, his care cost $201,716 —$155,334 in charity care paid by Miami-Dade taxpayers and $46,382 paid by Medicaid, the state-federal program for the poor.

The man also ran up $163,734 in bills from other healthcare providers that were paid by Medicaid"

"....He signed papers saying he was unemployed and had no medical insurance. He offered no Social Security number. His wife later told OIG investigators that Jackson staff members were aware that he was in the country illegally.

Jackson did a credit check on Franco-Pinilla under his alias , which came back:“HIGH RISK FRAUD ALERT ... NO SUBJECT FOUND.” A Jackson staffer told investigators that in such cases — with no Social Security number and no credit history —“the person automatically meets charity care guidelines,” according to the report"

"...His double life didn’t unravel until shortly after he died at age 63 surrounded by family members in Jackson Memorial Hospital at 2 a.m. Dec. 10. Relatives asked Jackson staff members to change the name on his death certificate to facilitate shipping the body to Colombia for burial, according to the OIG report. Jackson refused, reporting the odd request and starting the investigation.

so retired drugs smugglers healthcare plan is the US Gov't. I dont think the pro illegal groups are going to be happy until these programs are broke and Americans cannot get care.

money doesnt grow on trees (thats a fact). The US has been borrowing money to pay it bills and this is how we spend it.(also a fact)

The pro illegal needs to get a clue the gravy train had dried up and i dont think thats a matter of opinion.

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