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for Medicaid emergencies, largely
for illegal immigrant baby deliveries
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Report: $2 billion spent annually
for Medicaid emergencies, largely
for illegal immigrant baby deliveries

Daily Caller, by Caroline May

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/16/2013 11:32:10 AM

Even though federal law largely bars illegal immigrants from obtaining Medicaid coverage, the program annually pays out more than $2 billion in free emergency coverage that mostly goes to illegal immigrants, according to Kaiser Health News. The vast majority of the total emergency care reimbursements cover delivering babies, Kaiser reports. Based on a Kaiser data analysis of the states believed to have the greatest populations of illegal immigrants — including California, New York, Texas, North Carolina, Arizona, Illinois and Florida — more than 100,000 people annually receive

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This is probably a low estimate. No wonder this country is going bankrupt. Federal law largely bars illegal immigrants from obtaining Medicaid coverage?? So why is this allowed. We know exactly why. And they tell us they won´t be eligible for 0bamacare. There aren´t enough words in the English language to describe how outrageous this.


      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tommyr, 2/16/2013 11:35:21 AM     (No. 9180032)

I agree that two billion is a lowball guesstimate--my guess is twenty billions or more.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jonr, 2/16/2013 11:37:22 AM     (No. 9180039)

Absolute madness! We live in a very foolish country.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dolphin, 2/16/2013 12:00:39 PM     (No. 9180083)

They are not immigrants. They are economic invaders. This is one of the ways they steal our money.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/16/2013 12:02:52 PM     (No. 9180089)

This is what happens when the immigration laws are not enforced throughout the entire country, and illegal aliens are allowed to simply stay here, instead of being removed.

Obama and the liberal Democrats now want to legalize the 11 to 20 million illegal aliens here now and put them on a "path to citizenship". Once given citizenship and voting rights, they will then all be able to bring their foreign parents here in unlimited numbers. Since those foreign parents will range in age from middle age to elderly they are going to need a lot of expensive health care, including a lot of long term residential care. $2 billion will only be a drop in the bucket if the wimpy Republicans allow that to happen.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: reilly, 2/16/2013 12:15:04 PM     (No. 9180111)


So make it $3billion on condition the baby and parents leave the country.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lt.Mom, 2/16/2013 12:21:48 PM     (No. 9180123)

See, illegal migration really is an economic issue; a reminder for those of you who rail against the so-cons/purity patrol. Now, can we get some support for the enforcement of the laws already on the books? Thought not.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 2/16/2013 12:28:12 PM     (No. 9180144)

In most large cities, Medicaid already covers more than 60% of all births... What did you expect?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: harper, 2/16/2013 12:37:32 PM     (No. 9180159)

Considering that each new born is worth 4-5 votes each election cycle for the Democrats, it´s far more important to continue to fund this rather than worry about a few laws broken...the concept of treason has to be adapted to party needs after all. It must be a "living document."

This has to be pretty close to Dem policy in this area.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/16/2013 12:42:10 PM     (No. 9180168)

A#3: They are future democrat voters and that is why it is allowed. Just as some republican governors are beginning to cave to Obamacare, the GOP will eventually cave on immigration too.

Three million registered republicans stayed home last November. These are but two reasons why.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jalo1951, 2/16/2013 1:06:12 PM     (No. 9180228)

Time to put some drones on the border.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Texan1stCavDad, 2/16/2013 2:16:58 PM     (No. 9180324)

Add this to the long "Why the Revolution is Coming" list.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Nimby, 2/16/2013 3:03:05 PM     (No. 9180415)

While at it look at the anchor babies coming from not only Mexico, but also from China, Turkey, Saudi etc etc. not just deliveries, but caring for premature babies too!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/16/2013 7:21:37 PM     (No. 9180748)

What a fluff piece. Soon as that Anchor baby drops everyone in the household is elgible for food stamps, emergency cash, you name it.

If you really want your blood to boil, go online to your state web site and fill out the food stamp application.

Let us not forget it´s tax season for those child credits also.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: BadgerBill, 2/16/2013 7:38:41 PM     (No. 9180761)

Come on folks! They just gotta balance out the abortions #´s.

Hey CONgress, where´s the gd border fence?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: TXspyder, 2/17/2013 3:40:47 AM     (No. 9180970)

This will continue to happen ´till O makes us just as poor as the rest of the world. Had enough yet?

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