Government run health care locally: The predictions on cost, illegal aliens and government takeover.
School Based Health Centers: Funding and Operations
Oregon’s School-Based Health Center (SBHC) program has benefited from over 20 years of support by the Oregon Department of Human Services and the Oregon Legislature. What began with an initial commitment of $212,000 to partially fund five SBHCs grew to a commitment of $5,839,000 to support 55 certified SBHCs and up to 12 planning sites in the 2009-2011 biennium.
It went from $212K to almost $6 million.
Services are available to students regardless of their ability to pay, insurance status, race, color, national origin, religion, immigration status, sexual orientation, handicap, or gender. Reasonable accommodations are made to provide confidential services to non-English speaking students.
It serves illegal aliens.
The SBHCs are located on school grounds and are open and operating when the kids are in school. As a result, students are back in class faster than had they sought health care in a non-SBHC setting. Additionally, parents do not need to take time off work in order to transport the sick student to a doctor.
The school health care program takes the place of parents. Your children are kept in a government setting, see government doctors and you are not involved. You don't even get to take your child to see the doctor.