Marshallese in Arkansas unhealthy, ineligible for health care programs

Dec 13, 2007 Full story: The Morning News 267

“They usually don't seek health care until they can see it”

The people of the Republic of the Marshall Islands are among the unhealthiest people in the world, yet the large Marshallese immigrant population in Northwest Arkansas is ineligible for most federally-funded ... via The Morning News

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hjd

Rogers, AR

#1 Dec 15, 2007
Have them get a fricken job and pay for insurance like we have to do
Springdale Stylist

Lowell, AR

#2 Jan 28, 2008
Their too busy shopping and driving 10 mph. in the slow lane!!Besides, what we pay them they don't have to work. Must be nice.
Guest

Paragould, AR

#4 Oct 3, 2008
I read the article from the link above, and I'm disgusted with it. I'm a nurse, and having worked at a very busy family practice in Springdale, I have first hand experience treating the Marshalese. I don't know what their culture is like, as far as their homeland. But I will say, they don't do anything to take care of themselves. They'll come see us for major medical issues, like diabetes, heart attacks, etc. We'll give them usually 3 months of medications, and want them to return for follow up. They MAY come back they may not. The majority of the times, the ones that do return, never picked up their medications. You ask them why, and they say "I don't know". It's general fact, you can not help those that won't help themselves.

“Im the Alien in your Head.”

Since: Aug 08

springdale, born and raised.

#5 Oct 3, 2008
we bombed the shit out of their island and gave them all cancer. thats why they get a free ticket.

if somebody irradiated your neighborhood youd be pissed off too.

Since: Oct 08

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#6 Oct 9, 2008
Marshallese aren't ineligible for Medicare, non-emergency Medicaid, Social Security, food stamps, the State Children's Health Insurance Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and most other forms of federally-funded public assistance.

Although many Marshallese have health insurance through their employers, they often do not enter into formal marriages, so spouses and family members may not be covered by insurance plans.
Although these people have a legal presence here, and even though they are paying taxes like everyone else, they are not eligible for some of the services their tax dollars fund.

Maybe this will answer some of your idiotic suggestions. If you don't know what there culture is like or their homeland maybe you did not study American history. You guys bombed the shit out the islands causing many health issues.

“Im the Alien in your Head.”

Since: Aug 08

springdale, born and raised.

#7 Oct 9, 2008
marshalese people are cool. i used to hang around a bunch of em and drink beer. couldnt make out a damn word they said, couldnt even make out a word. sounds like worse gibberish than spanish, but spanish is latin based so i can usually fumble my way through communications.

mainly we just sat around on the apartment stairs and drank beers. one guy spoke some english, and he kind of introduced me. i would play heavy metal for them. hahah
Krabby

AOL

#8 Oct 16, 2008
My God you Arkansaw people just can't get a clue . Whats a few crabs , clap, siph, or some other exotic zeazes to ya'anyway ? Shoot them arky women love them marshaleases people from the islands dont you know . Heck wally-world brought em' all the way over here anyway to mix that food up for you in the dellie with the hands and feet .
I hear ya'll keep the health department real busy treating all that stuff . Ah live a little , get a life or something shoot get a clue !
Springdale Stylist

Fort Smith, AR

#10 Dec 1, 2008
First of all, we ARKANSAS people know correct grammer.
George W Bush

Portland, OR

#11 Jan 6, 2009
You're all bunch of Red Neck!

Since: Oct 07

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#12 Jan 7, 2009
Weezus Christ wrote:
we bombed the shit out of their island and gave them all cancer. thats why they get a free ticket.
if somebody irradiated your neighborhood youd be pissed off too.
If you hadn't have said it I would have. Just FYI to all those pissing and moaning about the Marshallese... My grandfather was in operation bikini atoll, nearly 50% of the men at the Bikini Islands when they were "testing" died within a year and a half after being told that the fall out raining upon them was not harmful. Guess what they died of? Not only that, they were told to hop on in to the water, which was coated in fall out from the a-bomb, because it was perfectly "safe". So not only did most men die within that decade of Operation Bikini Atoll... but those who lived suffer numerous bouts of cancer, including my grandfather. So I'm going to say if I were Marshallese I'd pretty much expect the United States to take care of me, they certainly didn't take care of our service men without a fight. No wonder they don't give a flip, they're treated with such disrespect!

Since: Oct 07

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#13 Jan 7, 2009
Springdale Stylist wrote:
First of all, we ARKANSAS people know correct grammer.
I love that you stood up for us all... but it's we ARKANSANS know correct grammar. If I've made you angry it wasn't because I was trying to disrespect you.
George W Bush

Portland, OR

#14 Jan 8, 2009
Bravo to you Pharriesand!! Marshallese are decent and kind people. They contributed to the Americans by sacirific their land to the US military to test their weapon of mass destruction before they droped, and wiped out the City of Hirosima, Japan. Just keep' em time to adapt. By the way, they do pay taxes like everyone else.

concern marshallese
AR Teacher

Springdale, AR

#15 Jan 12, 2009
As a Springdale teacher who works with students who speak English as a second language, I have many Marshallese students. They are some of the nicest, funniest, and culturally-rich people I know. Most of them are used to a very different lifestyle on the islands, one that does not have the same approach to medicine and access to western hospitals. Before you stereotype and judge them, it is important to understand that they are from a different culture and are just getting assimilated to the American way of life. And Springdale Stylist, I know you would like to think you know grammar, but if you look at your previous post, you wrote "Their too busy..." when it should be spelled "They're" too busy. Learn your grammar.
Weezus Christ

Springdale, AR

#16 Jan 13, 2009
grammar nazis.

yeah marshalese people rule. us military are dumbfucks.

karma is going to royally screw each and every one of them for many lifetimes to come.

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#17 Jan 13, 2009
Weezus Christ wrote:
grammar nazis.
yeah marshalese people rule. us military are dumbfucks.
karma is going to royally screw each and every one of them for many lifetimes to come.
Only a grammar nazi when needed. I don't understand how someone can blatantly point out a flaw in a post in which they themselves can't seem to grasp.
George W Bush

Portland, OR

#18 Jan 14, 2009
WORD!! Hey Weezus Christ, don't forget to capitalize where its needed.

Concern Marshallese
Arse _wipe

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#19 Jan 14, 2009
IS sex tourism popular in the marshalls?
George W Bush

Portland, OR

#20 Jan 14, 2009
Sex tourism? Are you nut!? They will pray for you if you need some.
Arse_wipe

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#21 Jan 15, 2009
I've met marshallese student in auckland and they're sluts
George W Bush

Portland, OR

#22 Jan 15, 2009
Hey KiWi! That doesn't mean all Marshallese are slut. By the way, may I have your mom's phone number? Pleaassseeee!!!...(:)

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