You don’t consider equality before the law to be a desirable end? I knew that, but nice to have you on record.
Funny thing is, hispanics go to the hospital and get treatment no questions asked (it is, after all, somrhow RACIST to ask non whites to pay for health services), and the hospital bills the united states government which pays, no questions asked, and taxes me 87%. The hospitals use the emtaala mandates as an excuse to Jack up prices on the only people that they are allowed to actually directly bill (working white men), and pad those bills with ridiculous amounts of fraud.
What you’re describing isn’t legal, so the law is moot here.
It isn’t legal to run up fraudulent charges, and compensating hospitals that incur them, is not an illegal qualifying for welfare. Most of those charges are run up by uninsured natives to begin with. Did you mean to describe something else?
Hospitals are one of the #1 places where illegals are caught. Because they’re serious about being reimbursed.
Do you mean free clinics, that do outreach to the poor? Or hospitals in Blue States that use State-level programs to subsidize “disproportionate share” centers?
Or tax exemptions, that again, are meant to help hospitals with unreimbursed care, and is not welfare?
Which is yet another way we subsidize unreimbursed costs at Hospitals. And yeah, not for it. But it’s not welfare. And it’s not directed at illegals.
It’s covering emergency care, you would be subsidized by it if you went in needing your arm stitched up, and then stiffed the bill.
To avoid the consequences of stiffing that bill, you would live pretty much in the dark. Fragmented or poor credit history, never letting on where you live. Probably faking your identity more than a couple times.
And again, if you had a choice, why would you want to live that way?
Hahahahaha. Hospitals are giant corporate medicaid fraud schemes, now. It is virtually the entire business model. That’s why they’re all being gobbled up under massive corporate umbrellas, it’s guaranteed free government cheese for the corporate rats. And illegals aren’t going to report any fraud, are they? Especially when it benefits them, too.
You apparently STILL don’t get the point, AS. Why should people here ILLEGALLY “qualify” for a single dime of welfare assistance??? They’ve contributed NOTHING to this country by coming here illegally. What you’re advocating is making America’s middle class tax slaves to support a bunch of criminal aliens and that’s simply WRONG…and it is a CRIME to sneak into this country without permission.
And WHERE did you ever get the idea that providing illegals “free” medical care is NOT a form of welfare?
The rub is that some of these people have American spouses or children. That’s typically how.
Other things like Emergency care, are because we don’t like the idea of letting people die tragically.
Uninsured people who live irresponsible lives filled with drugs/poor eating habits don’t deserve that care anymore than illegals do in my book, but I’m not looking to stop someone in the Emergency Room from treating them.
People who are here illegally GOT here illegally for the most part. Oh, I realize a few came here as tourists or students or for vacation and then simply decided to stay, but by in large, they snuck in. Only about 40% of illegals are visa “overstays.” The remainder got here by totally illegal means and are therefore illegal. I don’t give a tinker’s dam that they are married to a citizen. Once they got here illegally, they REMAIN illegal unless they take steps to legalize themselves. BTW, the 14th Amendment does NOT automatically grant citizenship to any baby dropped on American soil if the parents are aliens–legal or otherwise. The lefties making this claim keep forgetting the “…subject to the jurisdiction thereof” part of that clause and an illegal is subject to the jurisdiction of their home country…not ours.
What you mean “we”, Kemosabe? I had nothing to do with it, find it stupid, economically pig-ignorant and morally repugnant. It reduced the medical profession to well kept slaves, who (naturally enough) are demanding more and more while providing less and less as compensation for their lost economic freedoms.
Right you are Qix. OD and AS BOTH simply cannot seem to fathom the FACT that dozens upon dozens of decent, hospitals have simply closed their doors primarily because of the “free” services they are required to furnish illegals all over the country. Especially hard hit have been those in S. Texas and Southern Kalifornia, but including some in Arizona and New Mexico.