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Old 04-25-2013, 07:30 AM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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Mexico has good hospitals.
Overall, the Mexican health care system is not very good. Relatively few "good hospitals." On one hand I don't disagree with what the news report tells us some hospitals in the USA are doing. On the other hand, however, these people featured in the article had valid health insurance and are entitled to receive a certain amount of care consistent with the schedule of benefits provided by the insurance company. We're not talking about, in this instance, persons who are uninsured. That's a different issue entirely. So what we have here is legal and moral issues a hospital faces. And the course of action might be different in a large corporate-owned hospital as contrasted with one owned/operated by a religious organization. One probably should provide the care to the insured illegal alien ... and either ignore the immigration status (if it even knows what it is) or report the person to INS, and the other, the religious-affiliated hospital, would probably provide the care and keep its mouth shut.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:42 AM
 
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Overall, the Mexican health care system is not very good. Relatively few "good hospitals." On one hand I don't disagree with what the news report tells us some hospitals in the USA are doing. On the other hand, however, these people featured in the article had valid health insurance and are entitled to receive a certain amount of care consistent with the schedule of benefits provided by the insurance company. We're not talking about, in this instance, persons who are uninsured. That's a different issue entirely. So what we have here is legal and moral issues a hospital faces. And the course of action might be different in a large corporate-owned hospital as contrasted with one owned/operated by a religious organization. One probably should provide the care to the insured illegal alien ... and either ignore the immigration status (if it even knows what it is) or report the person to INS, and the other, the religious-affiliated hospital, would probably provide the care and keep its mouth shut.
If the hospitals have to keep footing illegals bill, then they should be sent to their home country to finish their care.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:44 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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If the hospitals have to keep footing illegals bill, then they should be sent to their home country to finish their care.
The hospitals don't foot the bill; they pass the costs along to the rest of us any way they can. There's a reason why that aspirin cost $7 or that extra iced tea with your lunch cost $12. Or why an MRI that costs $500 in other civilized, first-world nations costs $3,000 here. Those of us with insurance or other means to pay are subsidizing those with no means to pay. It'd be better for all of us, and cheaper, if we completely swept aside the current system and brought in a single-payer system funded by P.A.Y.E.-style taxation. We'd spend a lower % GDP on healthcare. Guaranteed.

My mother has spent a lot of time in hospitals over the last 15 years, and reading her detailed, coded bills is enough to make me want to chain myself to the US Capitol Building and go on a hunger strike until they pass single-payer universal healthcare. It's insane.
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