AZ hospital CEO tells Congress that care for illegals unsustainable | Eastern North Carolina Now

Robert Trenschel, CEO of the principal hospital in Yuma, Arizona, has testified to the US House Judiciary Committee that his hospital is out $26 million in uncompensated care over a 12-month period serving illegal alien migrants who have crossed the border, and that this is unsustainable for the hospital.  He told the committee that many of the illegal alien border crossers came to the hospital with serious medical problems that require expensive care. 

Democrat members of the committee boycotted the meeting where the hospital CEO testified.

Those who immigrate legally are required to have extensive medical examinations at their own expense and if they have serious medical problems are usually rejected, but those who thumb their noses at our immigration laws are mooching millions of dollars of "free" medical care.  Where does this lead?  Does the hospital pass these costs on to its American citizen patients to raise their bill? Are taxpayers gouged to pay these bills?  Does the hospital have to file for bankruptcy?  Is this situation fair to those who immigrate legally? Or to our own citizens who need medical care?

Instead of free medical care in the US, shouldn't these scoflaw border jumpers be put on the next plane back to their home country to seek medical care there?  Why should they be allowed to mooch off of American hospitals, other patients, or the American taxpayer?

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( February 25th, 2023 @ 7:29 pm )
Why are out medical bills so high? Hospitals tack the cost of "uncompensated care" onto the costs it charges paying patients, including what it charges our insurance companies, driving up the cost of health insurance. These freeloaders who sneak in to our country should be shown the door, not given free health care.

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