Illegal Immigrants, A Key Reason Why US Healthcare Costs Keep Growing

Here’s one key reason why our healthcare costs keep going up, and up, and up, despite the fact that Americans in general are getting healthier, living longer, and suffering from less cancer and other diseases.

Testimony of illegal alien care from 1 Florida hospital
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLJxmJZXgNI

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The lady in the video quotes a 2007 statistic from the Florida Hospital Association that the medical care of illegal aliens costs $100 million year.

The Florida Hospital Association also publishes statistics for the entire state. In 2007 the total operating expense for all Florida community hospitals was $30.4 billion.
http://www.fha.org/facts.html

In other words, based on FHA statistics, illegal immigrants account for around .3 percent (three-tenths of one percent) of all medical costs in that state, barely a blip on the radar. While the burden of that care no doubt falls disproportionately on certain hospitals, from a statewide perspective care of illegal immigrants is not a significant medical cost driver.

I agree with the editor 100%. Even one dollar spent on an illegal alien is one dollar too much. You want to come to America – come the right way or don’t come at all. I want our immigration laws enforced and sanity restored to our immigration system. We, as the American people have the right to choose who we let and and who we don’t. Illegal immigration takes this most basic fundamental right of citizenship out of our hands. Put a stop to illegal immigration now! Enagege in Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement, not amnesty. Attrition through enforcement works.

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