Undocumented immigrants and Medicaid

Undocumented immigrants and Medicaid

There are 108 comments on the The Washington Post story from Jun 14, 2013, titled Undocumented immigrants and Medicaid. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Over on Capitol Hill, lawmakers are struggling to come to some sort of consensus on immigration reform, and it appears that health care is a big sticking point.

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Brenda besson

United States

#44 Jun 26, 2013
Juan wrote:
All immigrants and undocumented workers should get free Medicare. Medical care should be provided to everyone.
ok im going to educate you medicare is for old people,and no immigrant should get that.you have to pay into it ,but you did not and neither did your parents.medicade is for people with no insurance (american people) not immigrants.you think all immigrants should get healthcare (why) do you get healthcare in mexico.(no) so why do you think you should get it here (really)
Brenda besson

United States

#45 Jun 26, 2013
Le trou de balle wrote:
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I guess this expenditure bothers you because it is spend on services to illegal which is legal with current law and Constitution.
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Right now the yearly cost of medical treatment (including out pocket fees and payments to insurance) is four trillion dollars!
Poverty cost money. The amount we spend on the poor in Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo, Baltimore, Newark, Memphis, Mississipi, Alabama, Louisianpoa, South Carolina, Georgia, Kansas City, St. Louis, etc. is huge!!!
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Demographically, the elderly makes a significant fraction of the poor in the US. Their medical requirements is order magnitude larger than the young poor. The bad behavior and poor diet of the poor make them more costlier to attend to. The poor tend to be less educated and have a tendency to birth at a faster rate than the middle or upper class.
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Geographically, the biggest drain on medical cost in the US is North, South, and South East (including Florida). Again places where there are more legal than illegal.
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Thus, your complaint is based on a particular group that in the global aspect of things is miniscule. If you really care about medical cost, you should be after those retirees in the South, AZ, CA and other locations.
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Read more and learn:
See => => http://www.forbes.com/sites/danmunro/2012/12/...
ok well old people should get free medical care because they worked their whole life.and lazy immigrants(young)healthy immigrants who have to go to the hospital because they drank themselfs into a coma,do not need medical anything.the ones who have a dozen kids,but cant afford them should only get free birth control.who the hell cares about these people.why would this be americas problem.i have to tell you all illegal immigrants should be ashame.
liberty

Rockmart, GA

#46 Jun 26, 2013
what person in their right mind is going to go to medical school for years and have thousands of dollars in student loans to pay back and want to treat illegals for free none that is why they studied hard all them years and most borrowed all the time in school to become doctors and make money not to treat a bunch for free or take medicade I heard a lot opening their practices are refusing to take medicade I would not do it
ima- Ilis Myka Ashanti

El Paso, TX

#47 Jun 26, 2013
Juan wrote:
America and the corporations of American have enough $$$$$ to give everyone free healthcare.
you are the most shameless piece of human flesh! don't you think you've taken enough? undeserving of anything you've received ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU PAY NO INCOME TAX. YOU ARE ABHORRING, AND DISGUSTING.
Juan

Vero Beach, FL

#48 Jun 27, 2013
Ima, I'm making it on my own. I've finally found my calling in life. The key to making money is to own your business. I will never work for anyone else.
Brenda besson

United States

#49 Jun 27, 2013
Juan wrote:
Ima, I'm making it on my own. I've finally found my calling in life. The key to making money is to own your business. I will never work for anyone else.
lol lol lol silly.get a job in mexico!!!!!
ima- Ilis Myka Ashanti

El Paso, TX

#52 Jun 27, 2013
Juan wrote:
Ima, I'm making it on my own. I've finally found my calling in life. The key to making money is to own your business. I will never work for anyone else.
I don't care about your damned business, you are still abhorring and disgusting.
Juan

Vero Beach, FL

#53 Jun 28, 2013
Someday I'll contact the child so she'll know who her real father could be. I'm not sure she's really mine since my girlfriend ran around on me.
ima- Ilis Myka Ashanti

El Paso, TX

#55 Jun 28, 2013
Juan wrote:
Someday I'll contact the child so she'll know who her real father could be. I'm not sure she's really mine since my girlfriend ran around on me.
Lets hope, she tells you THEN to GO TO HELL for not taking a small child's life seriously enough to find out IF YOU WERE HER FATHER OR NOT! believe it or not.....but kids don't EVER FORGET NEGLECT BY THEIR PARENTS, I know, I have worked with kids who have these problems and it is TRULY A SAD SITUATION FOR THEM.... they don't seem to find happiness or any reason to laugh at or smile about because they don't understand how any parent could just take off and abandon and forget them so easily, not caring whether or how they're doing. Most as adults can't cope with the thought they were never important to their mom or dad and go through life believing they aren't deserving of being loved and NO ONE DESERVES THIS.
Juan

Vero Beach, FL

#57 Jun 29, 2013
She'll be ok with it. Many grow up without a parent and survive.
Al Paredon

Austin, TX

#58 Jun 29, 2013
Juan wrote:
She'll be ok with it. Many grow up without a parent and survive.
Spoken like a true deadbeat.
ima- Ilis Myka Ashanti

El Paso, TX

#59 Jun 29, 2013
Al Paredon wrote:
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Spoken like a true deadbeat.
The loser, selfishly and desperately trying to make himself feel better. LOL! LOL!
Al Paredon

Austin, TX

#60 Jun 29, 2013
ima- Ilis Myka Ashanti wrote:
<quoted text> The loser, selfishly and desperately trying to make himself feel better. LOL! LOL!
I know, he must be a delusinal loser.
The mother of the child he claims cheated on him by his own admission. Maybe the child is his but maybe not. He is too afraid to find out.
If the woman cheated on him then he must be lacking as a man and she was not satisfied, no mucho macho Juan. I am sure he will reply that she was a ho or something, which wouldnot really improve his image really.
chicagonut

Banning, CA

#61 Jun 29, 2013
Juan wrote:
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It appears the polluted Chicago air is getting to your brain.
I don't live in Chicago. It has a different meaning. Why don't you address what I said in my post instead of hurling insults?
See the Light

El Paso, TX

#62 Jun 29, 2013
Juan wrote:
Everyone, including citizens should receive free health care, it's the right thing to do.
We are all each others keepers and brothers.
Only American Citizens should be entitled to Healthcare. Mexicans can go see a voodoo Dr.
Al Paredon

Austin, TX

#63 Jun 30, 2013
See the Light wrote:
<quoted text>Only American Citizens should be entitled to Healthcare. Mexicans can go see a voodoo Dr.
Mexico has universal healthcare for their citizens. Non citizens have to pay and illegal aliens, apart from life threatening emergency care do not get healthcare in Mexico. Go to an ER in Mexico with a stubbed toe or runny nose. The hospital by law notifies law enforcement as soon as they think you are an illegal alien and you will not be treated. The police will check you out, if you are a tourist or otherwise legally in the country you are fine, you get care and have to pay then and there for it. If you are an illegal alien you are cuffed, stuffed, and if lucky deported.
See the Light

El Paso, TX

#64 Jun 30, 2013
Al Paredon wrote:
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Mexico has universal healthcare for their citizens. Non citizens have to pay and illegal aliens, apart from life threatening emergency care do not get healthcare in Mexico. Go to an ER in Mexico with a stubbed toe or runny nose. The hospital by law notifies law enforcement as soon as they think you are an illegal alien and you will not be treated. The police will check you out, if you are a tourist or otherwise legally in the country you are fine, you get care and have to pay then and there for it. If you are an illegal alien you are cuffed, stuffed, and if lucky deported.
Why is it,that in the early days of the drug wars the mexican citizens were being sent here for treatment and Mexico never paid us back. Since I live close to the Border, I'm more aware of the goings on.
See the Light

El Paso, TX

#65 Jun 30, 2013
Juan wrote:
Someday I'll contact the child so she'll know who her real father could be. I'm not sure she's really mine since my girlfriend ran around on me.
Ever hear of a Paternity Test?
See the Light

El Paso, TX

#66 Jun 30, 2013
Al Paredon wrote:
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Mexico has universal healthcare for their citizens. Non citizens have to pay and illegal aliens, apart from life threatening emergency care do not get healthcare in Mexico. Go to an ER in Mexico with a stubbed toe or runny nose. The hospital by law notifies law enforcement as soon as they think you are an illegal alien and you will not be treated. The police will check you out, if you are a tourist or otherwise legally in the country you are fine, you get care and have to pay then and there for it. If you are an illegal alien you are cuffed, stuffed, and if lucky deported.
If Mexicans have universal healthcare why is it that millions of illegals line up at our County Hospital, why not get treated in Mexico since its free?
El Cid

Austin, TX

#67 Jun 30, 2013
See the Light wrote:
<quoted text>Why is it,that in the early days of the drug wars the mexican citizens were being sent here for treatment and Mexico never paid us back. Since I live close to the Border, I'm more aware of the goings on.
The same reason Mexico in particular exports their poor to America. Why should their government care for their poor when their neighbor to their north does it for them, seemingly so willingly.

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