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Old 12-09-2012, 07:41 AM
 
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After years of uncertainties, Mariscal said he's excited about his future and grateful for the help he received. But he remains frustrated with a health care system that he worries might leave out an untold number of illegal immigrants in need of lifesaving treatments.

"Why can't we be treated the same?" he asked while sitting in his hospital room. "Health care should be a human right, not a privilege. At least give us the chance to fight for our lives with dignity."

Mariscal's treatment is far from over. The pills he'll need to make sure his body doesn't reject the new organ can cost upward of $10,000 a year for the rest of his life. And paying for those, just like the surgery, is complicated by his immigration status.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...,3537821.story

I'm sure an American would have been beyond grateful to receive this kidney. Is there any wonder why we don't want these illegal, arrogant, ingrates, in our country?

 
Old 12-09-2012, 08:12 AM
 
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Illegal immigrant receives long-awaited kidney transplant - chicagotribune.com

I'm sure an American would have been beyond grateful to receive this kidney. Is there any wonder why we don't want these illegal, arrogant, ingrates, in our country?
So Mexico or whatever other country he is from doesn't provide these services? What are we the hospital to the world?
 
Old 12-09-2012, 08:40 AM
 
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Meanwhile we're denying an American a kidney transplant:

A miracle story that needs just one more - Metro - The Boston Globe

How is this fair? We hand organs to foreigners who break our laws and then deny them to our own people.

 
Old 12-09-2012, 09:58 AM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Meanwhile we're denying an American a kidney transplant:

A miracle story that needs just one more - Metro - The Boston Globe

How is this fair? We hand organs to foreigners who break our laws and then deny them to our own people.


I have no words.
 
Old 12-09-2012, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Jacurutu
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Illegal immigrant receives long-awaited kidney transplant - chicagotribune.com

I'm sure an American would have been beyond grateful to receive this kidney. Is there any wonder why we don't want these illegal, arrogant, ingrates, in our country?
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Meanwhile we're denying an American a kidney transplant:

A miracle story that needs just one more - Metro - The Boston Globe

How is this fair? We hand organs to foreigners who break our laws and then deny them to our own people.

This topic has already come up in P&OC; The kidney was donated by his own mother...
 
Old 12-09-2012, 10:43 AM
 
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This topic has already come up in P&OC; The kidney was donated by his own mother...
And the bills for his meds and aftercare ARE BEING PAID FOR BY THE AMERICAN PUBLIC. Why should Americans be forced to foot the medical bills for this guy? Do you think we should? Especially when Americans die every single day because they don't have access to the same care? Why can't this guy and his mother go back to Mexico and get a kidney transplant there?

I suppose they'd have to chip to help for it instead of handing us evil gringo Americans their medical bills. And they don't want to do that.



Do you think Americans should be forced to pay the bills of every single foreigner who has medical problems? Or just people who freely violate our immigration laws?
 
Old 12-09-2012, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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This topic has already come up in P&OC; The kidney was donated by his own mother...
The rest is provided for by charity.
 
Old 12-09-2012, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Jacurutu
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The rest is provided for by charity.
But, but, but, the guy is an illeagle aliun, there has to be some way this story is showing Americans being taken advantage of...
 
Old 12-09-2012, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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Hospitals recruit organ donations from about to expire/newly dead illegals, too.

That illegal organ could save your life.
 
Old 12-09-2012, 11:08 AM
 
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But, but, but, the guy is an illeagle aliun, there has to be some way this story is showing Americans being taken advantage of...
Who's going to pay the ten thousand dollars for his meds? The hospital? Or, far more likely, the American public?

Why shouldn't this guy go back home to Mexico and get care there? What right does any foreigner have to break our immigration laws? Let alone to demand that we pay their medical bills if they do so? Do you believe that every single Mexican who needs medical care should be entitled to get it here at American taxpayer expense? Or just those who violate our immigration laws?

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