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.