After all, America offers free healthcare with few strings attached to anyone on earth who gets here with a compelling sob story. And Obamacare has been quietly expanded to include illegals, so they dont even need a sob story in the newspaper to get their freebies.
There are numerous examples. One hint of the extent of medical mooching was a 2006 Denver Post article which observed, Hundreds of Mexican illegal immigrants are in Colorado not just for work but also for free medical care they say they can't get back home. (Ill Mexican nationals go home, Denver Post, Nov 20, 2006)
This government-forced do-goodery is very expensive for taxpayers. Mexican Gabriela Perez was brought illegally to America by her parents to get treatment for her spina bifida. Medical care for that defect runs from $532,000 to above $1 million.
Illegal aliens also demand organ transplants, which are among the most expensive procedures, and 18 persons die daily waiting for the organ that never comes. One lucky recipient of organ transplants has to be Mexican Ana Puente who has received at least three liver transplants after her aunt brought her to the US illegally as an infant with a liver disorder. California taxpayers were dinged for around $490,000 for the operation and first-year follow-up, plus $30,000 annually for anti-rejection drugs.
A danger in the present case is that Africans who fear they are infected will flee the ebola zone to this country to get American medical care that may save their lives. Not every African has the money to buy a one-way plane ticket to the US, but those who do would be encouraged by the fact that Obama scrapped medical quarantine regulations in 2010. As usual, the safety of American citizens is not a priority for this administration.
Boss, Coworkers of US Ebola Patient: He Knew He Had Ebola, US Trip Was Desperate Attempt to Survive, Breitbart.com, October 3, 2014
A Liberian man who traveled to the United States four days before having contact with a symptomatic Ebola victim in Monrovia knew he had Ebola, according to his former boss as a FedEx contractor who said he abruptly left his job before the incident.
In interviews with the Liberian Observer, one of the nations largest newspapers, both Thomas Eric Duncans former boss, Henry Brunson, and an unnamed coworker agree that they believe Duncan knew he had Ebola when he boarded a plane out of Monrovia with a final destination in Texas. Brunson noted that, having come into contact with a pregnant woman who died hours after her interaction with Duncan, he knew of his disease. “If he were in Liberia, he was going to surely die,” Brunson told the paper, saying he was glad that Duncan was in a country with adequate medical resources.
Duncan worked as a driver for Brunson at the FedEx contractor SafeWay Cargo until mid-September. According to the Observer, Duncan was involved in a car accident at the end of the tenure at the company, and, according to workers, having acquired an American visa, he did not care and never returned to work afterwards.
Another unnamed source, described as a FedEx worker in Monrovia, told the Observer that Duncan knew he had Ebola, as well. A source at FedEx in Monrovia said Mr. Duncan apparently knew he was suffering from the disease and that his best chance of survival was reaching to the United States, writes author Omari Jackson, a position that a family source denied, when we sought confirmation. The Observer notes that the departure to America, for the source and others consulted, appeared a desperate attempt to survive.
In previous interviews with sources in Monrovia who know Duncan, the Observer found a witness who claimed Duncan had decided to just go to America after receiving a visa to visit family in the United States. The decision to leave his job and abruptly go to America raises questions about whether Duncan intended to honor the provisions of his visa and leave the United States in the alloted time.
Duncans direct knowledge of whether he had the disease is pivotal to understanding how rigorous screening measures at airports in Monrovia are, as well as whether any guilt can be ascribed to Duncan for knowingly violating any procedures in said screening. The Liberian government has announced its intention to prosecute Duncan for having left the country, stating that it has documentation in which Duncan claimed to have never come in contact with anyone carrying the Ebola virus and that such a lie is a criminal infraction.
Both American and Liberian officials agree that he did not exhibit any outward signs of having contracted Ebola during his airport screening, though debate remains surrounding whether his symptoms upon arriving in a Texas hospital were sufficiently clear that the hospital should have immediately quarantined him, rather than their initial decision to send him home with antibiotics.
UPDATE: FedEx has released the following statement clarifying Duncans position at SafeWay:
We have been advised by Safeway Cargo, a FedEx Global Service Provider (GSP) in Liberia, that Mr. Duncan was not employed in the FedEx GSP operation. He was employed as a personal driver for the companys General Manager.