Los Angeles, California, national and world news, jobs, real estate, cars - Los Angeles Times
(The link to this article doesnt work, type 'medicaid' in the search engine and the article is 'Delivering Dual Benefits')
A couple excerpts from the article:
One of the most controversial aspects of coverage has been prenatal care. In 1989, California passed a law guaranteeing prenatal care to all impoverished women, with the state footing the bill. Last year, it began to tap federal funds dedicated to healthcare for working families, under the theory that the fetus would ultimately be an American child. Some other states have done the same
In Los Angeles County's public and private hospitals, undocumented women accounted for 41,240 Medi-Cal births in 2004, roughly half the deliveries covered by the public program.
Dec 30, '06
Many rich women in S. Korea and a few other nations come here to have their babies because, with dual citizenship, their children can avoid conscription when they turn 18.
Plus, they get preferential treatment (as citizens) to come here to go to school.
It's even a valid excuse by which to request a VISA. "Birth Tourism" is the term for it. From the link below: "It is not illegal for a woman to come to the U.S. to give birth."
Birth tourism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For many, the whole 'anchor baby' thing is about a welfare grab. For those with money, it's about other benefits.
Last edit by ZASHAGALKA on Dec 30, '06