Poor Health Care Affects Immigration


According, to the Center for Social Justice has reported an estimated 600,000 immigrants have been deported by American hospitals.  Officials indicate that these inhumane actions were a result of health care costs and not actions done by the hospitals.  How did these people feel when they went to the hospital because they were sick and now they faced deportation?

In the case of Jacinto Cruz and Jose Rodriguez-Saldana they had a really bad car accident that left them in a comatose state.  After receiving treatment in a Veracruz hospital, Cruz and Saldana woke up with life-altering disabilities.  The hospital was worried about the insurance not covering their rehabilitation and they were sent on a chartered international flight to Mexico.  How could this hospital take these actions when the patients?

The hospital perceives their actions as very rational and they say taking care of these immigrants would cost taxpayers and hospitals a lo of money.  The costs for intensive rehabilitation range from $2,000 to $3,000 a day, according to the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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