Every year, an estimated 400,000 to as high as 450,000 pregnant illegal alien women cross America’s borders. Some arrive legally with visas. They rush to the nearest hospital where they birth their ‘jackpot baby’ or more popularly known as an ‘anchor baby’. Once inside the hospital or ER, they receive unlimited ‘free’ care via U.S. taxpayers. Their child, through a misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution meant for children of slaves in the 1800s, becomes an instant citizen. Therefore, the mother enjoys immune status for being deported out of the United States. She becomes immediately eligible for assisted housing, food stamps, child care, medical care and more. Since most of them arrive illiterate and without job skills, they become immediate wards of the federal government and local municipalities.
At an average of $8,000.00 per healthy birth to as high as $500,000.00 for premature babies or one that suffers a congenital heart defect or Down’s Syndrome, etc., the costs annually run in excess of $3.2 billion. Later, taxpayers shell out $7,000 to $8,000.00 per year for educating those children K-12. Dan Stein of www.fairus.org estimates anchor babies and other immigrant children cost U.S. taxpayers $7.4 billion annually.
In the meantime, an estimated 20 million illegal aliens may visit any U.S. hospital or ER for ‘free’ service compliments of U.S. taxpayers. The costs run into the tens of billions of dollars annually. Passed in 1986, Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act: mandated by Congress, it allows any illegal alien that needs medical attention to enter any facility without paying and be provided with unlimited medical care. Some individuals have run up millions of dollars of care. In California, 60 hospitals and ERs bankrupted out existence because of EMTALA.
Additionally, every American holding an insurance policy or making a hospital visit on his or her own money must make up the difference.
“The Twin Crises: Immigration and Hospital Infrastructure” by www.thesocialcontract.com, Volume XIX, No.2, pages 33-37, Winter 2009, by Edwin S. Rubenstein—addresses crumbling hospital infrastructure.
“The two local health units that are administered by the Louisiana Department of Health from January through mid-November admitted 1,200 pregnant women, most of whom were Hispanic immigrants,” Rubenstein said. “Before Hurricane Katrina, only two percent were Hispanic; now 96 percent are Hispanic [illegal].”
Through EMTALA, hospitals fight for reimbursement from the federal government, however, the American taxpayer IS the federal government’s money bags. Criminal aliens discover they can game the system and they do in ever increasing numbers.
“Emergency departments are an endangered species,” Rubenstein said. “People die from delays (caused by accelerating illegal alien visits). Autopsies of accident victims who died after reaching EDs in San Diego hospitals suggested that 22 percent of the deaths were preventable. Illegal immigration is a major factor behind the ED emergency. On the demand side, illegal aliens utilize hospital EDs at more than twice the rate of overall U.S. population: 29 percent versus 11 percent. On the supply side, uncompensated illegal alien care is the cause of many ED closures.”
Legal and illegal migrants utilize emergency rooms for a variety of ailments such as hangnails, gunshot wounds, and permanent disability that includes mental, social and personality disorders.
“Drug addiction and alcoholism are among the fastest growing of ‘disabilities’,” Rubenstein said. “A disability diagnosis automatically qualifies illegal aliens for Supplemental Security Income, a federally funded cash transfer payment.”
Additionally, EMTALA straight-jackets any hospital that refuses to serve an illegal alien with fines up to $50,000.00. Immigration lawyers and special interest groups enjoy more authority than doctors.
The costs run into the millions per one illegal alien. Case in point:
“Luis Alberto Jimenez. He worked as a gardener in Stuart, Florida. He suffered a devastating injury in a car crash with a drunken Floridian. Martin Memorial Hospital saved his life, but the crash’s impact on his brain left Jimenez incapacitated. After failing to find a rehabilitation center willing to accept an uninsured patient, the hospital kept him as a ward for years at a cost of $1.5 million. Over time, Jimenez became depressed, exhibited anti-social behavior such as spitting, yelling, kicking and defecating on the floor.
“What happened next set the stage for a continuing legal battle: Martin Memorial leased an air ambulance for $30,000.00 and flew Jimenez back to Guatemala.”
Many hospitals follow the same procedures or face financial insolvency and closure.
However, Rubenstein said, “Martin Memorial is being groomed as a test case by pro-immigration proponents. Perhaps the hospital should sue the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.”
Little known to U.S. taxpayers, EMTALA provides acute care, dialysis, air ambulances, escort services and chemotherapy. Taxpayers foot the bills for broken bones, flu, babies, pre-natal and every kind of ailment brought to medical facilities by legal and illegal migrants.
While the U.S. imports 138,000 new legal immigrants every 30 days, month in and month out, while an estimated 100,000 criminal aliens cross over the borders every month—few hospitals can withstand the onslaught and costs.
The latest PEW report showed Mexican minorities becoming the majority by 2042 with a 53 percent population in the U.S. By that time, our medical facilities across America will not be able to cope with the costs or the numbers of non-paying patients.
Meanwhile, the U.S. adds 138,000 legal immigrants every 30 days. All of them add to the EMTALA costs to U.S. taxpayers.
To take action: First and foremost, join www.numbersusa.com and become one of nearly a million Americans making impact with pre-written faxes and phone calls to change immigration policies toward a stable future. Bi-partisan and highly effective!
Second, join www.thesocialcontract.com for up to date information via the Social Contract Quarterly. Exceptional publication to keep you informed.
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Visit this site for a rendition of Colorado Governor Lamm’s speech: “How to Destroy America”
In Canada: Tim Murray,
Director Immigration Watch Canadawww.immigrationwatch.org
Vice President Biodiversity First http://biodiversityfirst.googlepages.com/index.htm
Please visit Annie Leonard at www.storyofstuff.com for a compelling and highly interesting 20 minute video concerning our high consumption, highly wasteful and unsustainable society. She educates and provides avenues for you to make a difference.
Visit this web site by Chris Martenson: http://www.chrismartenson.com/environmental_data
In Colorado: visit www.soprisfoundation.org for information how you can network with like-minded folks to create a more sustainable future for Colorado and other states.
View CNN’s “Planet in Peril” with Anderson Cooper and Lisa Ling:
Ghost of Thomas Paine—compelling video of common sense
BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA: D.C.: (202)224-2854 firstname.lastname@example.org
Books to read: “The Long Emergency” by James Howard Kunstler
“Peak Everything” by Richard Heinberg
Many People” by Lindsey Grant
Become a member of “Frosty’s Press Agent Corps” whereby you volunteer a few hours to send out emails to top TV and radio hosts to offer top speakers on America’s overpopulation crisis driven by unending immigration. Email email@example.com and receive two informational letters showing you exactly what to do.
Roy Beck's "IMMIGRATION BY THE NUMBERS" is the single best educational appreciation of America's future if we allow ourselves to add another 100 million people. Just click on this site for the most sobering experience of your children's future.
Roy Beck gives a graphic presentation of our fate if we continue to allow legal and illegal immigration to swamp this country. If you have children, you will be particular unnerved at their fate. I know Roy Beck personally and his integrity and knowledge stand at the top. Pass this web site 14 minute video far and wide across America to educate everyone you know. We either stop this human tsunami or the future of this country will be much like Rome's. We must, as a nation and a civilization, move to secure our country from this massive, unrelenting population overload from a line that never ends. This will be the most compelling 14 minute video of your life.
Bob Woodruff of ABC asked input from all citizens concerning the future of our planet. Go to www.earth2100.tv for a sobering reality check as to what we face and to what I have been writing about for the past 20 years. Our ‘window’ to change to a balanced population and non-polluting energy diminishes every day we listen to irresponsible media and thus ignore the blatant symptoms manifesting all over America and the planet.
From: Frosty Wooldridge
This three minute interview with Adam Schrager on “Your Show” May 4, 2008, NBC Channel 9 News, addresses the ramifications of adding 120 million people to USA in 35 years and six million people to Colorado as to water shortages, air pollution, loss of farmland, energy costs and degradation of quality of life. In the interview, Frosty Wooldridge explains the ramifications of adding 120 million people to the USA in 35 years. He advances new concepts such as a “Colorado Carrying Capacity Policy”; “Colorado Environmental Impact Policy”; “Colorado Water Usage Policy”; “Colorado Sustainable Population Policy”. Nationally, the USA needs a "National Sustainable Population Policy" to determine the carrying capacity of this nation for the short and long term. Wooldridge is available for interviews on radio and TV having interviewed on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and FOX.
Go to: www.frostywooldridge.com and click on “Audio/Video” tab
Frosty Wooldridge has bicycled across six continents – from the Arctic to the South Pole – as well as six times across the USA, coast to coast and border to border. In 2005, he bicycled from the Arctic Circle, Norway to Athens, Greece. He presents “The Coming Population Crisis in America: and what you can do about it” to civic clubs, church groups, high schools and colleges. He works to bring about sensible world population balance at www.frostywooldridge.com