Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Celebrate high health care costs
FACT: Sixty percent of [LA] county's uninsured patients are not U.S. citizens.
FACT: Last year, Los Angeles County spent $340 million to treat the uninsured; that's roughly $1,000 for every taxpayer.
FACT: The Harris County Hospital
[Texas] District alone doled out $330 million in free medical care to illegal immigrants over the last three years.
FACT: In Fiscal Year 2001, the total cost for emergency medical care for illegal immigrants in California was more than $648 million. At the same time, the California Association of Public Hospitals notes that California’s public hospitals face a $600 million a year budget deficit.
So when we have a constant drumbeat of "health care costs too much," why do we have an Oregon hospital, Providence Newberg, encouraging the people who are bankrupting our health care providers to visit them?
Why should the illegal aliens feel welcome when the rest of us are paying for their care in our higher premiums, higher doctor bills, and more waiting time?
And that doesn't even address the fact that this is America dammit. Let's celebrate the 4th of July because that's our independance. We are not Mexico. Our former president's are not facing arrest for massacres.
Do we celebrate Independence Day for Latvia? How about Kenya? What makes Mexico special?
I'll tell you. Certain people and groups feel that they are promoting "diversity" by creating a more illegal alien-friendly environment.
When people ask me what we should do to stop the lawbreakers who violate America's soverienty I always start with the fact that we must make our country and state less hospitable, less friendly, and less encouraging to the illegals. What we have here is the exact opposite.
Posted by Daniel at 7:03 PM