Illegal Immigrants Recieve Healtcare in California

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Illegal Immigrants Recieve Healtcare in California

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11 Jan 2007, 21:56 #1

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Medi-Cal pays for over 100,000 births by undocumented women
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LOS ANGELES - More than 100,000 undocumented women each year bear children in California with expenses paid by Medi-Cal, according to state reports.

Such births and related expenses account for more than $400 million of the nearly $1 billion that the program spends annually on health care for illegal immigrants in California, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing state reports.

California long has been one of the more generous states in offering such benefits to illegal immigrants, covering everything from pregnancy tests to postpartum checkups.

Many illegal immigrants who might otherwise shy away from government services view care associated with childbirth as safe to seek.

"I wasn't afraid at all," said Sandra Andrade, an illegal immigrant from Colombia who recently gave birth at a Los Angeles hospital. "I'd always heard that pregnant women are treated well here."

Nationally, a debate is simmering about the costs of providing medical care to illegal immigrants.

In Los Angeles County's public and private hospitals, undocumented women accounted for 41,240 Medi-Cal births in 2004, roughly half the deliveries covered by the public program.

In the four county-run hospitals alone, undocumented women and their newborns will receive more than $20 million in delivery, recovery, nursery and neonatal ICU services this year, according to a county estimate.


These are illegal immigrants using our tax dollars in our hospitals. What do you guys think?


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11 Jan 2007, 22:01 #2

Illegal immigrants have no rights in this country. Thus the name ILLEGAL!

THey are impeding the American labor costs and reaping the luxuries of America without the taxing involved. California politics sicken me.
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11 Jan 2007, 22:11 #3

What gets me is they met this illegal immigrant in the letter, know her name, and she's not deported yet. It's pathetic how we can't even enforce our own immigration laws.
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11 Jan 2007, 22:19 #4

Illegal immigrants actually contribute more to our economy than they cost our economy. The illegal immigrants still have to pay income taxes like legal U.S. citizens.illegal immigrant effects on the economy
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11 Jan 2007, 22:20 #5

That's terrific. That still doesn't explain why they can't come here legally.
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11 Jan 2007, 22:26 #6

Coming to America legally is a long process and the illegal immigrants that come here now need work to help their families know and want to live in a country with better opprotunities than there own now.
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11 Jan 2007, 22:30 #7

Somebody get me a violin. People have come to this country legally for centuries, why should it stop now?
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11 Jan 2007, 22:33 #8

People still come to this country legally and people have always came to this country legally also. Illegal immigrants doesn't just refer to Mexicans
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11 Jan 2007, 22:38 #9

But 99% come through Mexico. And Canadian illegal immigration is nearly dead.
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11 Jan 2007, 22:42 #10

I was just saying that giving them healthcare isn't hurting our economy more than they are helping it.
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