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
0Apr 27, '13 by PMFB-RNQuote from That Guy*** Ya it's wrong. However it's small potatos compaired to the likes of KBR.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.
0Apr 27, '13 by elkparkQuote from nursej22Anyone working here illegally who finds this objectionable is more than welcome to return to her/his home country.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.
0Apr 27, '13 by PMFB-RNQuote from elkpark*** It's only the normal, expected and predicted result.Anyone working here illegally who finds this objectionable is more than welcome to return to her/his home country.
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1Apr 27, '13 by elkparkQuote from PMFB-RNOf 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.*** 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.