US hospitals send hundreds of immigrant patients back to home countries to curb cost - page 3

My thoughts are conflicted on this issue. On one hand, undocumented immigrants cost the hospital millions of dollars in unreimbursed care. In this case, the subjects of this article actually had... Read More

  1. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    Quote from That Guy
    Oh I know all about it. I used to live in KS and it was rampant there. Doesnt mean it makes it any better or easier to take. It makes me that much more upset that they can cheat the system.
    *** Ya it's wrong. However it's small potatos compaired to the likes of KBR.
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    Quote from nursej22
    Who's cheating who? An undocumented worker has payroll taxes deducted from their paychecks that most will never see a return on. They can't file for an income tax refund and don't quality for social security or Medicare.
    Anyone working here illegally who finds this objectionable is more than welcome to return to her/his home country.
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    Anyone working here illegally who finds this objectionable is more than welcome to return to her/his home country.
    *** It's only the normal, expected and predicted result.

    Free trade: As U.S. corn flows south, Mexicans stop farming | McClatchy
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    *** There are other exceptions. For example the VA must accept qualified patients and can't turn them away. Even when the patient is known to be violent to staff.
    Of course the VA is a special situation, because it exists solely to serve the veteran population. The US military healthcare system also operates under its own special, different set of rules. However, in regard to general hospitals that serve the general public, Altra is correct -- none of them is required to treat anyone for anything beyond stabilizing emergency conditions and active labor.
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