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Old 05-21-2007, 07:41 PM
 
Location: In the sunshine on a ship with a plank
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Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas is a fairly famous
> institution, and for a variety of reasons:
>
> 1. John F.Kennedy died there in 1963
> 2. Lee Harvey Oswald died there shortly after
> 3. Jack Ruby-who killed Lee Harvey Oswald, died there a
> few years later by coincidence
>
> On the flip side, Parkland is also home to the second busiest
> maternity ward in the country with almost 16,000 new babies arriving
> each year.
> (That's almost 44 per day---every day)
>
> A recent patient survey indicated that 70 percent of the women who
> gave birth at Parkland in the first three months of 2006 were illegal
> immigrants! Crikey, that's 11,200 anchor babies born every year just
> in
> Dallas. According to the article, the hospital spent $70.7 million
> delivering 15,938 babies in 2004 but managed to end up with almost $8
> million dollars in surplus funding. Medicaid kicked in $34.5 million,
> Dallas County taxpayers kicked in $31.3 million and the feds tossed in
> another $9.5 million.
>
>
> The average patient in Parkland's maternity wards is 25 years old,
> married and giving birth to her second child. She is also an illegal
> immigrant. By law, pregnant women cannot be denied medical care based
> on
> their immigration status or ability to pay. OK, fine. That doesn't
> mean they should receive better care than everyday, middle-class
> American citizens. But at Parkland Hospital, they do.
>
> Parkland Memorial Hospital has nine prenatal clinics. NINE. The
> Dallas Morning News article followed a Hispanic woman who was a
> patient at one of the clinics and pregnant with her third child---her
> previous two were also born at Parkland. Her first two deliveries were
> free and the Mexican native was grateful because it would have cost
> $200 to have them in Mexico.
> This time, the hospital wants her to pay $10 per visit and $100 for
> the delivery but she was unsure if she could come up with the money.
> Not that it matters, the hospital won't turn her away. (I wonder why
> they even bother asking at this point.)
>
> How long has this been going on? What are the long-term effects?
> Well, another subject of the article was born at Parkland in 1986
> shortly after her mother entered the U.S. illegally---now she is
> having her own
> child there as well. (That's right, she's technically a U.S.
> citizen.) These women receive free prenatal care including medication,
> nutrition, birthing classes and child care classes. They also get
> freebies such as car seats, bottles, diapers and formula. Most of
> these things are available to American citizens as well but only for
> low-income applicants and even then, the red
> tape involved is almost insurmountable.
>
> Because these women are illegal immigrants they do not have to
> provide any sort of legitimate identification---no proof of income. An
> American citizen would have to provide a social security number which
> would reveal their annual income---an illegal immigrant need only
> claim to be poor and the hospital must take them at their word.
>
>
> Does our public medical care system treat illegal immigrants better
> than American citizens? Yes it does!
>
> Their (the illegals) medical care is free---simply because they are
> illegal immigrants? Once again, there is no way to verify their
> income. Parkland Hospital offers indigent care to Dallas County
> residents who earn less than $40,000 per year. (They also have to
> prove that they did not refuse health coverage at their current job.
> Yeah, the 'free' care is not so easy for Americans.)
>
>
> There are about 140 patients who received roughly $4 million dollars
> for un-reimbursed medical care. As it turns out, they did not qualify
> for free treatment because they resided outside of Dallas County. So
> the hospital is going to sue them! Illegals get it all free! But U.S.
> citizens who live outside of Dallas County get sued! How stupid is
> this?
>
> As if that isn't annoying enough, the illegal immigrant patients are
> actually complaining about hospital staff not speaking Spanish. In
> this AP story, the author speaks with a woman who is upset that she
> had to
> translate comments from the hospital staff into Spanish for her
> husband. The doctor was trying to explain the situation to the family
> and the mother was forced to translate for her husband who only spoke
> Spanish.
> This was apparently a great injustice to her.
>
> "In an attempt to create a Spanish-speaking staff, Parkland Hospital
> is now providing incentives in the form of extra pay for applicants
> who speak Spanish. Additionally, medical students at the University of
> Texas Southwestern for which Parkland Hospital is the training
> facility will now have a Spanish language requirement added to their
> already jammed-packed
> curriculum. No other school in the country boasts such a ridiculous
> multi-semester (multicultural) requirement.
>
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Old 05-21-2007, 07:48 PM
 
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Every word of this is true. I know from personal experience. Read it and weep.
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Old 05-21-2007, 08:33 PM
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Location: Sebastian/ FL
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Every word of this is true. I know from personal experience. Read it and weep.
Are you guys serious? I didn't think it was THAT bad, and to what an extend!!!! WOW....just...WOW....
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Old 05-21-2007, 08:46 PM
 
Location: SW Kansas
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Disgusting. Why are American people putting up with it?
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Old 05-21-2007, 10:51 PM
 
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Our government is not protecting it's own citizens.
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Old 05-22-2007, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Believe me, it's true. I live in the DFW area and the rape of our system is atrocious. We are being sold out by our politicians and corporate leaders. Legal residents and citizens of this country no longer have a voice; that right has been passed on to the illegals and their handlers.
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Old 05-22-2007, 04:39 PM
 
Location: In the sunshine on a ship with a plank
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Our senior citizens often have had to resort to eating cat food or sacrifice necessary medicines because they can't afford them. They have lived and worked here all their lives and we dont' take care of them.

I am sickened by the treatment that illegal immigrants receive here. There should be clinics set up that are run by the INS- come on in, have your baby and go the hell back home. NO citizenship. NO amnesty. NO refugees.

And most important, NO PRESS 1 FOR ENGLISH!
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