Why is this illegal alien smiling? Well, why not? Socorro Gonzalez is holding jackpot baby #4, whose medical costs for birth were paid by the US taxpayer, and the Mexican mom is feeling pretty darn entitled. ``I don`t see why they should deny a medical service if we`re here struggling for this country,"
It`s not news that we taxpayers remain the unwilling health care provider for Mexico and beyond, particularly when it comes to birthing babies [`Border baby` boom strains S. Texas
, By James Pinkerton, Houston Chronicle 9/24/06] .
Rising numbers of undocumented immigrants from Mexico and Central America are streaming into Texas to give birth, straining hospitals and costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, health officials say. [...] Also feeling the strain is Starr County, an already poor South Texas county that has the region`s only taxpayer-supported hospital district. Immigrants "want a U.S.-born baby" and know that emergency room staffers don`t collect any money up front, said Dr. Mario Rodriguez, an obstetrician in Starr County. "The word is out: Come to Starr County and get delivered for free. Why pay $1,000 in Mexico when you can get it for free?" Rodriguez said.
Why indeed? Particularly when a US-born infant is a jackpot baby
, a little citizen meal-ticket that can bring a pile of welfare goodies into the illegal alien household.
And here`s another heart-warming story about foreigners using Uncle Sucker`s generous medical services: A Peruvian family moved here illegally, the father committed a felony (having a fraudulant Social Security number), yet the kid gets an apparently free bone marrow transplant (worth about $250,000
) on the taxpayer`s overdrawn
tab [Father of sick boy spared from jail time
, Miami Herald 9/24/06].
A former human resources manager at an insurance company in Peru, Onetti came to Orlando on vacation with his family in 2001. While there, Brenertt fell ill and was diagnosed with leukemia.The family returned to Peru but left because the medical treatment was inadequate. Onetti and his wife, Silvia Patricia Lozada de Onetti, returned with their son to Orlando on a tourist visa, but overstayed. Onetti took a job cleaning as a janitor, and his son began receiving treatment.
The whole world knows they can come here for their ultra-expensive organ transplants, kidney dialysis and whatever else they want. A well known case was that of Jesica Santillan
, an illegal alien teen whose family brought her to American to get free medical care, specifically a heart and lung transplant, which turned into two after the first one failed on account of medical incompetence
Meanwhile, an estimated 46 million American citizens
have no medical coverage.