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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Geo

United States

#270 Jul 11, 2012
This is just stereotypes, not all marshallese people are unhealthy. There are some educated & wealthy marshallese people in America.
majolese

Marshall Islands

#271 Aug 11, 2012
hjd wrote:
Have them get a fricken job and pay for insurance like we have to do
how do you know they're jobless!this is pure racism!they got jobs & pay taxes like everyone else!this is just not fair!they should be eligible just like everyone else,they pay taxes!
majolese

Marshall Islands

#272 Aug 11, 2012
this is pure racism!you should be ashamed!these marshallese have jobs,they pay taxes just like you! yet,they are not eligable for gov't programs! where does their tax money go?...i stand firm & accuse you of racism!Any Lawyers out there want to help me out???...I want to sue for Racism!
majolese

Marshall Islands

#273 Aug 11, 2012
agrred!can't wait for karma to catch up!
majolese

Marshall Islands

#274 Aug 11, 2012
agreed!can't wait for karma to catch up!
majolese

Marshall Islands

#275 Aug 11, 2012
I think Arkansans are red necks!hill billy,uninformed backwoods racists who have their heads buried deep under the sand like the African Emu! Before you criticize a people,tradition,culture,a nation...at least know what your talking about!at the very least!
Yes,the people of the Marshall Islands are dying off at an alarming rate & at early ages all thanks to the US Govt for its Legacy to our GOD FEARING FRIENDLY PEOPLE...CANCER!
THE VERY LEAST THE US GOVT CAN DO IS OFFER FULL MEDICAL SECURITY! THE VERY LEAST!
so,before you red necks go blasting our people,culture,nation...know what you're talking about! Thank You.
& to you Arkansans who know what you're talking about,God bless you!
Kener

United States

#276 Sep 7, 2012
Marshallese people are not the most unhealthiest people in the world. Morning news is media as media is not fact at all. Being half Marshallese myself, I've grown up here in the NWA region most of my life and I can attest that we are not the most unhealthy people in the world. Our diets are among one of the healthiest since we mainly prefer seafood. You will always see Marshallese getting active out there and I am pretty certain we were blessed with great stamina and endurance. Now what you see on the "news" are "some" folks of our kind that have MOST LIKELY just migrated from the islands where disease is eminent since in all reality it is in fact a third world country(Go Figure). With that been said we are only estimating .79% of the Marshallese population here in Arkansas. Do the math what is .79% of the Marshallese population!?I'm not too sure why this made it to the news. Instead of singling out a race and spreading fallacies they should really be focused or concerned with the abundance of drug addicts, rapists, and pedofiles in this uptight,perfect metropolis these backwoods townsfolk make it to be. The moral here? The golden rule: treat others as you would treat yourself. If you have nothing nice to say don't say anything at all.
Rimajol

Cleburne, TX

#277 Sep 15, 2012
now what wrote:
Im from the marshall Islands, and I live no where near where the atomic was tested, and here I am in the states kicking back receiving 15,00.00 every two weeks from the u.s gov......you guys need to know how to play the system......I will always be receiving these for the rest of my life.....I am a full vacationist. so to all yall hillbillies ----keep working so I can get my checks.hahahahahaha


Sry but I doubt u r a marshallese..u think its funny to act like ur marshallese and label yourself a vactionist..well one people that do get paid dont recieve that much money..second a marshallese would have too much pride to jst say they get paid from us gov. And last america is npt as stupid as u portray it too be..how can u live no where near the bomb sites when all the islands were effected..be honest and be you not somebody else.
Rimarshall

Port-vila, Vanuatu

#278 Oct 8, 2012
No one is perfect, i.e not everyone on this planet is clean. There are those who are clear and those who are unclean, literate and illiterate, hardworking and lazy ass. Not all Marshallese are any of the above. We "human beings are not same in color" not all is white, right? we have dark, brown, red and white.
None of us should be treated badly, unequally. Marshallese in the US have the same freedom as other races do. If they are paying texts then they probly should be eligible for medicaid. US is the land of opportunity so and freedom granted by the forefathers...so let it the Marshallese enjoy that freedom too.let them have the medicaid. thank you

The probs marshallese are encountering now are the results of poor governance in home country. So RMI government do something. Enact a law aiming to help those who live in the states settle and be ready and make sure marshallese are abide with law of US.

For you marshallese hating, defaming other fellow marshallese- you know who u are// stop killing yourself and get a life. Don't just talk nonsense but fill ur head with commonsense.
NAHHBTITCHFUKYOU

Fayetteville, AR

#280 Nov 16, 2012
Fukmarsjalese wrote:
Im in hawaii and all they do is stay home n make babies. U go to the store look at wat ther buying and its baby stuff . U see it all the time. they make babies not even a year apart and the makw alot of them.They even buy high priced wlectronics and cant even afford to fix there poor lifestyle.they need to prioratize wat they need most. They needd to use that money to buy new clothes they ugly. It wouldnt be too bad if they did work people woyld have more respect for them. They have no respect for themselves so in turn they get none. Am i wrong marshallese shits? Look into ureselves and u kno its true . U are all parasites that need to be cleaned off the face of the earth we dnt need ure kind here
what the hell!? HOW DO YOU KNOW ABOUT MARSHALLESE!? HAVE YOU BEEN TO THE MARSHALL ISLANDS!?? DONT BE SO SHITTY WHEN YOUR ONE "DUMBSHITS!" HATE ALL YOU WANT BUT DONT FORGET YOUR HAVE YOUR OWN KIND OF CULTURE AND WE HAVE OURS SO STFU AND THINK OF WHAT YOUR SAYING, SHITFACE ... t(-.-)
hooraah

Rogers, AR

#281 Nov 17, 2012
NAHHBTITCHFUKYOU wrote:
<quoted text>
what the hell!? HOW DO YOU KNOW ABOUT MARSHALLESE!? HAVE YOU BEEN TO THE MARSHALL ISLANDS!?? DONT BE SO SHITTY WHEN YOUR ONE "DUMBSHITS!" HATE ALL YOU WANT BUT DONT FORGET YOUR HAVE YOUR OWN KIND OF CULTURE AND WE HAVE OURS SO STFU AND THINK OF WHAT YOUR SAYING, SHITFACE ... t(-.-)
THEN GO BACK HOME TO YOUR CULTURE!!!!!AND LEAVE UNITED STATES CULTURE TO AMERICANS
lakimo

United States

#282 Feb 22, 2013
hjd wrote:
Have them get a fricken job and pay for insurance like we have to do
excuse me..i am a Marshall u don't know what about us, about u shot your ads down turn on your television and zip because that's what your doing all time, us we work paytaxes, what more do you people want from, we are loving caring people like you, so if you wanna talk shit like that you gotta regonize yourself and look back and start thinking, not your hand typing those ugly dirty word..
lakimo

United States

#283 Feb 22, 2013
Hey people lets not turn things worst because this year is getting worster then before, so just think abiut it to all hater, lets be a friend here...aight, lets try to work things out and think about whois coming after who...work together and make the better world..about that?.
redneck

United States

#284 Feb 26, 2013
hey i dont have any problem with yall kind, i born here raise in arky so this people need your support we should be sorry for them, not talking nonsense because its our gov fault...so please respect them cause they do have heart, and lets worry about this war, ok people, hooorrraaa
Graig T

United States

#285 Feb 26, 2013
yeah redneck is right, lets be cool to this people,.i know many marshallese for many years, i've friend with them, and tell me about it, they respects people, i mean they really know how to respect, not just that but thats their culture kind, and once ur nice to them ohh yeah, they will treat you like their treating their bro,mom,dad,sis like them, for real. they are nice people fun and all that, the women might look ugly but ohh well thats god made..
kolani

United States

#286 Feb 27, 2013
God bless the devil people, especially Arkansas...
kayla-dee

Honolulu, HI

#287 Apr 10, 2013
WE LOVE YOU WEEZUS CHRIST! lol
Maggie691

Enid, OK

#288 Apr 12, 2013
Making that statement about marshallese people is like saying all white people are rascists and all black people are gangsters and all hilly billies don't take showers. I am a full blooded marshallese and I'm 17, have a job, pay my taxes and I haven't been sick for 5 years. I'm not unhealthy I go to high school and college at the same time while I still manage to go to work and my family has great health care that WE pay for out of our pay checks and yes we pay taxes. The U.S don't give us crap except for military alliance. So get your facts straight before you talk. Because that is just plain simple minded and ignorant. YOu outta be ashamed of yourselves.
ppp

Guthrie, OK

#289 May 17, 2013
hjd wrote:
Have them get a fricken job and pay for insurance like we have to do
tell yo mama to get me a job....
Oklahoma boy

United States

#292 Jul 30, 2013
I have not met one marshallese in Arkansas that is not scum ass filthy idiots disgusting

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