Tuesday, May 10, 2005


Your tax dollars at work: free medical care for illegal aliens

When you look at your next paycheck, understand that some of your federal tax dollars are now being spent to provide free medical care for illegal aliens:

Health care providers can charge the government for emergency care provided to illegal aliens beginning Tuesday.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued final guidance Monday that sets up a system for reimbursement. Lawmakers set aside $1 billion over four years for the program, created by Medicare legislation passed in 2003.


Two-thirds of the money will be distributed to health care providers based on a state’s percentage of undocumented aliens. The remaining third will go to providers in the six states with the largest number of arrests of undocumented aliens.The states receiving the highest amounts in the current fiscal year are California, $70.8 million; Texas, $46 million; Arizona, $45 million; and New York, $12.25 million.

Our political leadership has completely failed us on this issue. I got an immigration policy for you: if you're here illegally, you have to leave. NOW. I don't care how you got here, what you were studying when your visa expired, or who employs you as a nanny or anything else, you go home. NOW. If your children were born here, they're citizens. They can stay. But you leave. NOW.

What was so hard about figuring that out?

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