Illegals are threate…
Illegals are threatening the “free health care” already available to poor legal immigrants and citizens. (That’s in quotes, because nothing’s truly “free”, but it comes at no cost to the consumer of it.)

Hospital emergency rooms in Florida may soon be closing their doors as a result of increased demands by uninsured and under-insured patients – many of them illegal aliens.

According to a new study by University of South Florida researchers, much of the demand on hospitals comes from new residents of the state. More than half of all emergency room patients in some Florida hospitals do not have insurance.

Doctors who treat uninsured patients are not compensated for their treatment.

As a result, hospitals in Florida have lost surgeons and stand to lose entire surgical departments. Some hospitals are having a hard time getting physicians to work because they are choosing to work in other areas where they will be fully compensated for the treatment they give.

First of all, not being insured doesn’t mean you can’t get health care. Let’s get that out of the way.

Second of all, illegal aliens–the same ones that liberals say we’re discriminating against when we ask for tighter border security–are going to ruin this health care opportunity for those who are citizens and those who have played by the rules and immigrated legally. And it’s not just a matter of following the rules; those rules have a purpose.

“Today, legal immigrants must demonstrate that they are free of communicable diseases and drug addiction to qualify for lawful permanent residency green cards,” writes [Madeleine Pelner] Cosman, a medical lawyer, who formerly taught medical students at the City University of New York. “Illegal aliens simply cross our borders medically unexamined, hiding in their bodies any number of communicable diseases.”

Including leprosy! Illegal immigration is a healthcare issue, among a lot of other things.

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