When uninsured immigrants are hurt, who pays?-
Alan Bavley. The Kansas City Star, March 24,
2005, is as rich a serving of facts on America`s illegal
immigration/health care disaster as I have seen in a
specific financial atrocity – in this case, a badly
injured uninsured illegal of 2 years standing who has
already cost North Kansas City Hospital $250,000
- Further damning details: "In Dodge City, 30
percent to 40 percent of patients arriving at the
emergency room of the Western Plains Medical
Complex are undocumented immigrants, said Brian
Roland, the hospital`s business office director. `Most
of them are uninsured,` he said. `We do have some
folks who do what they can to pay, but a large
majority does not.`"
irresponsible legal system preventing the hospital`s
frantic attempt to ship their deadbeat patient back to
Guatemala (featuring his pro-bono lawyer
Chuck Chionuma [e-mail
him], an immigrant from Nigeria.)
pro-immigrant bureaucrat demonstrating one again the
need to fix the
14th Amendment problem: " `Several
of the patients are young adults with families — young
children they`re responsible for who are U.S.
citizens. How do you say no to them?` "- Suzanne
Meyer, director of social work, Truman Medical Center.
Not for the first time, political
correctness does not yet seem to have paralyzed
America`s local media.