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Old 02-08-2011, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Land of debt and Corruption
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There is absolutely nothing wrong with medical repatriations. Public and private hospitals should not have to foot the bill to treat illegal aliens beyond what the law requires... to stabilize the patient for transport to another facility in their home country.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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I knew doctors took the oath but, I was not aware that hospitals, being buildings, took the oath.
Even in countries where doctors take the Hippocratic oath it's just that, an oath, it's in no way a binding law.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:25 PM
 
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In the end, it comes down to ethics.

If someone is truly sick, do we treat them regardless of immigration status? Or, do we discharge them having stabilized the situation but knowing they are still sick and in the hope that they can return to their home country and get adequate treatment?

How would we expect out citizens to be treated if taken ill in a foreign country?

Everyone wants to do the right thing but what is the right thing?
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I applaud them.

Now I hope they deport her ass back to Mexico & let doctors in her own country take care of her.
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:25 PM
 
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Yes.
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:26 PM
 
Location: AZ
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Of course not. That is a grave violation of the Hippocratic oath. The hospital should be brought up on charges for allowing this.

Why don't you send them your address so they can ship her to your house.Then you can take care of her with your own money because most of us here are sick of taking care of all the ILLEGALS here!
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Reality
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I don't care what anyone says about it and this includes people from Denmark, the United States can't afford to take care of all if it's own people much less the sick and poor from the entire world.

This woman isn't bleeding to death, she's got a tumor on her spine which should and can be treated in the country in which she is a legal citizen. There's no way to justify the American tax payers footing the bill for this woman's care.
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:37 PM
 
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This was the right decision....

~ Her life is not in immediate jeopardy.

~ She is a citizen of Mexico NOT the United States
Let's say this person was a legal immigrant with a green card. Did the hospital still do the right thing?

One thing I see on many occasions (and I'm not necessarily saying you yourself did this) is a failure to differentiate legal immigrants from illegal immigrants. We see it in the birthright bills that say that children of two green-card holding parents on their way to citizenship would have a child that would not be a natural born citizen. Illegal immigration is a problem, but it's very important to keep in mind that there are a huge number of legal immigrants in the United States who are not yet citizens who still deserve at least some protections.
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:49 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Yes, they did the right thing.

Did they pay for their ER visit?
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Land of debt and Corruption
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This type of thing is costing the citizens of our country billions annually.

The illegal in this thread cost one hospital over $700K: Quadriplegic Illegal alien shipped back to Mexico against his will after 4 months of (free) care in US

Is if fair to saddle privately owned hospitals with hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid medical expenses to care for people who are not even legally in our country?
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