At a time when health care cost are rising its time King Obama and the (D) step up and pass legislation forcing hospitals to contact INS when Illegals Aliens come in for medical care. There is not a single hospital in this country that’s not losing money treating illegal aliens. The (D) are constantly blathering on about there dedication to the “middle class working folk”, its time they walk the walk or shut the hell up. Hospital “reimbursement” is only 2 to 5 percent of the true cost with the rest passed along to paying patients. A study by the Florida Hospital Association estimates that uninsured non-citizens cost the state’s hospitals an average of $63,612 per patient last year. The American Hospital Association show its members shelling out $21 billion in uncompensated services last year. Census date shows that 43 percent of the uninsured are illegals. CBS news reports show over 300,000 pregnant Mexican women cross the border to give birth costing an average of $6,000 dollars per “Anchor Baby”. These numbers skyrocket as high as $500,000 if there complications, who do you think gets stuck paying these bills. Obama and his fellow (D) have already watered down the few barriers that where in place to address this disaster. The (D) and Obama have consistently blocked all attempts to pass legislation such as “proof of citizenship” or doing away with granting citizenship to baby’s of Illegal aliens. How much more will it take before the American middle class is completely destroyed paying for Obama’s “Progressive Agenda”
Las Vegas Unversity Medical Center
A report by the Las Vegas Review-Journal found that illegal aliens receiving dialysis treatment were costing the hospital more than $2 million per month. Nevada taxpayers are forced to pay for a situation that the report says “continues to worsen.”
Officials say the lack of enforcing immigration laws is making a bad situation worse as the University Medical Center in Las Vegas looks to face a $70 million budgetary shortfall in 2010. They say attempts to encourage illegal aliens to receive the treatment in their home countries hasn’t worked.
“The cost to our taxpayers is astronomical,” said Lawrence Weekly, a Clark County commissioner and chairman of the UMC board of hospital trustees. “Many people are justifiably outraged. If this kind of thing goes on, we might have to close our doors. But we’re governed by federal law on this issue so some way the federal government has to help us out. We just can’t stand by and let people die in the streets. We wouldn’t want that on our conscience.”
The article says that a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said over the summer that Reid would push for increased funding for hospitals that helped illegal aliens, but the funding hasn’t materialized.
For the full report, see the Las Vegas Review-Journal.