'BIG D' TEXAS
institution and for a variety of reasons:
1. John F. Kennedy died there in
2. Lee Harvey Oswald died there shortly after
3. Jack Ruby-who killed Lee Harvey Oswald, died there a few years
On the flip side,
maternity ward in the country with almost 16,000 new babies arriving
each year. (That's almost 44 per day---every day)
A recent patient survey indicated that 70 percent
of the women who
gave birth at
That's 11,200 anchor babies born every year just in
According to the article, the hospital spent
$70.7 million delivering
15,938 babies but managed to end up with almost $8 million dollars in
surplus funding. Medicaid kicked in $34.5 million,
taxpayers kicked in $31.3 million and the feds tossed in another $9.5
The average patient in
married and giving birth to her second child.
She is also an illegal immigrant.
By law, pregnant women cannot be denied medical
care based on their
immigration status or ability to pay. OK, fine. That doesn't mean
they should receive better care than everyday, middle-class American
citizens. But at
Hospital has nine prenatal clinics'.
That's right !!!! NINE.
The Dallas Morning News article followed a
Hispanic woman who was a
patient at one of the clinics and pregnant with her third child---her
previous two were also born at
were free and the Mexican native was grateful because it would have
cost $200 to have them in
to pay $10 per visit and $100 for the delivery but she was unsure if
she could come up with the money. Not that it matters, the hospital
won't turn her away. (I wonder why they even bother asking at this
'How long has this been going on? What are the long-term effects?
Well, an other subject of the article was born at
shortly after her mother entered the
her own child there as well. (That's right, she's technically a
These women receive free prenatal care including
nutrition, birthing classes and child care classes. They also get
freebies such as car seats, bottles, diapers and formula.
Most of these things are available to American
citizens as well but
only for low-income applicants and even then, the red tape involved is
Because these women are illegal immigrants, they
do not have to
provide any sort of legitimate identification - no proof of income.
An American citizen would have to provide a social security number
which would reveal their annual income - an illegal immigrant need
only claim to be poor and the hospital must take them at their word.
earn less than $40,000 per year. (They also have to prove that they
did not refuse health coverage at their current job. Yeah, the 'free'
care is not so easy for Americans.)
There are about 140 patients who received roughly
$4 million dollars
for un-reimbursed medical care. As it turns out, they did not qualify
for free treatment because they resided outside of
the hospital is going to sue them! Illegals get it all free! But
As if that isn't annoying enough, the illegal
immigrant patients are
actually complaining about hospital staff not speaking Spanish In
this AP story, the author speaks with a woman who is upset that she
had to translate comments from the hospital staff into Spanish for her
husband.. The doctor was trying to explain the situation to the family
and the mother was forced to translate for her husband who only spoke
Spanish. This was apparently a great injustice to her. In an attempt
to create a Spanish-speaking staff,
incentives in the form of extra pay for applicants who speak Spanish.
Additionally, medical students at the
Spanish language requirement added to their already jammed-packed
curriculum. No other school in the country boasts such a ridiculous
multi-semester (multi-cultural) requirement.
( Sorry for the length, but this needs wide
to our 'employees' in Congress.)
Remember that this is only ONE hospital is
many more hospitals across our country that also have to deal with this.
PLEASE SEND THIS TO EVERY U.S. CITIZEN YOU