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Should Immigrants Get Free Health Care?

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If they have made it this far and are in the country illegal I think they have already found out ways to get free treatment also. I think the law should be that they can't because technically they are illegal but I don't want someone who is hurt denied treatment either.
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But critics charge that it’s an outrage for millions of illegal immigrants to take advantage of free, taxpayer provided health care services, as well as taking the jobs of low-income Americans or others living legally in the U.S. And on Thursday, The Wall Street Journal rekindled the controversy with a front-page story documenting the pervasiveness of local governments handing out hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of free health care services annually to illegal immigrants.
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I think if you immigrate legally for a short period of time we should give them free health care. There should be a time limit so that they can find a job and things like that. It could not go on forever or it would bankrupt the country.
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Immigrants or illegal immigrants? That makes a big difference.
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This is a very tough topic. Should we treat everyone as equal even though they came to the country illegally or is it a matter of human rights?
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VARNEY: Anybody can do that. So, now you add on top of this the free coverage that’s given in some counties in America and you’ve basically got health care coverage for illegal immigrants being paid for probably by middle America. That’s who’s paying for it.
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I could go in and claim to be poor to get free cancer treatment? Why aren't thousands doing this instead of being ruined financially?
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No. They should work for it like other citizens. Yes they maybe should be screened when entering the country and that can be free but healthcare unfortunately in this country isn't free.
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I could go in and claim to be poor to get free cancer treatment? Why aren't thousands doing this instead of being ruined financially?
Thanks to Obama Care, my premiums have skyrocketed.
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No. They should work for it like other citizens. Yes they maybe should be screened when entering the country and that can be free but healthcare unfortunately in this country isn't free.
Hey Piper!! How about our government use this as a opportunity to declare universal healthcare... Wouldn't that be great?
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Contrary to what Ingraham has been saying on her radio show, undocumented immigrants are not eligible to apply for subsidized health insurance under the ACA.
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Hey Piper!! How about our government use this as a opportunity to declare universal healthcare... Wouldn't that be great?
Now you are taking it too far. I do no want one model of health for the entire world that would be awful.
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According to the newspaper’s survey of the 25 counties with the highest concentrations of illegal immigrants, 20 of them provide inexpensive or free medical services, vaccinations, lab tests, surgeries and prescription drugs. The recipients are assured their immigration status isn’t a problem – and they won’t run into trouble with the INS-- as long as they can demonstrate that they live in the county or jurisdiction.

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Once illegal immigrants arrive, they buy forged documents saying they are U.S. citizens. The only way to stop this is to crack down on those who make and sell forged documents. If employers, state, and federal agencies cannot tell a forged document from a real document, then of course illegal aliens will receive benefits.
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In reality, as the National Immigration Law Center has noted, undocumented immigrants cannot get subsidized health care coverage under the ACA and are not even allowed to purchase private insurance through the individual health insurance Marketplace at full cost. They are also not eligible for subsidized health care or Medicare, nonemergency Medicaid, or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
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Now you are taking it too far. I do no want one model of health for the entire world that would be awful.
Free universal health care would benefit the world. Do you have any idea how many ppl are in debt due to illness and treatment? It's not fair.
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I believe in helping people and if the government can do this without charging tax payers then go right ahead.
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