Thursday, May 04, 2006

The direct connection

Fewer undocumented patients, funds good news for Copper Queen hospital
Three or four years ago, Jim Dickson, CEO of Bisbee’s Copper Queen Community Hospital, was not feeling very upbeat.

He had had to cut back on employees and hours, shutter his skilled nursing facility and close the hospital’s maternity ward. The reductions, he says, were largely due to a massive influx of patients from Mexico — illegal immigrants or residents of nearby Naco, Sonora — who could not pay for services.

This story goes on to talk about how much they used to write off in unpaid services but with much fewer border crossings in the area thanks to The Minutemen and the Border Patrol the hospital has seen a dramatic cutback in the number of illegal alien patients.

Our health care services have been absolutely ravaged by illegal aliens who have no intention of ever paying for their services. We pay in higher health insurance premiums and higher costs at the doctors.


Sue K. said...

Some good news, indeed. Just goes to show you that even a little Border enforcement helps. Now if we could just convince Bush and our government of that. (Tapping on their heads to see if there are ANY brains inside!)

Bob H. said...

Hats off to one courageous American. Shefiff Joe from Arizona.

Sheriff's posse to patrol desert

May. 3, 2006 12:00 AM

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced Tuesday that 100 deputies and volunteer posse would begin patrolling the desert to stem the flow of undocumented immigrants into the county.

Deputies and posse members would patrol county roadways and desert areas looking for suspicious activity, such as human trafficking and drug smuggling, Arpaio said. Deputies usually uncover these activities while making routine traffic stops, he added.

"The message has to get out one day that we're not going to put up with (illegal immigration)," Arpaio said.

The unofficial poll on the Channel 5 news shows 98% of the responsers agree with this action.

Calhoun said...

Joe Arpaio is a tough SOB. Good to see him getting involved.

BEAR said...

right-on, right-on, right-on!