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    Million-Dollar Mexican Medical Moocher

    Million-Dollar Mexican Medical Moocher
    [Brenda Walker] @ 4:37 pm
    13 April 2008

    On a 1-10 scale of infuriating stories about foreign parasites feeding on American society, this case is an 11. Its central figure illustrating illegal aliens at the trough is a 21-year-old Mexican awaiting her 4th liver transplant. Kudos to reporter Anna Gorman for including the dollar figures of costs for taxpayers and important statistics about the availability of transplant organs: Immigration debate hits home for liver transplant patients (Los Angeles Times, April12, 200.

    Ana Puente was an infant with a liver disorder when her aunt brought her illegally to the U.S. to seek medical care. She underwent two liver transplants at UCLA Medical Center as a child in 1989 and a third in 1998, each paid for by the state.

    But when Puente turned 21 last June, she aged out of her state-funded health insurance and the ability to continue treatment at UCLA. […]

    Puente’s case highlights two controversial issues: Should illegal immigrants receive liver transplants in the U.S. and should taxpayers pick up the cost?

    The average cost of a liver transplant and first-year follow-up is nearly $490,000, and antirejection medications can run more than $30,000 annually, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing, which oversees transplantation nationwide.

    Donor livers are also in scarce supply. In California, nearly 3,700 people are on a waiting list for livers, according to the network. Last year, 767 liver transplants were performed in the state. More than 90% of the organs were given to U.S. citizens.
    The reader also learns about the California programs that give illegal aliens more rights and privileges than citizens.

    Late last month Puente learned of another, little-known option for patients with certain healthcare needs. If she notified U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services that she was in the country illegally, state health officials might grant her full Medi-Cal coverage. Puente did so, her benefits were restored and she is now awaiting a fourth transplant at UCLA.
    Get that? Breaking the law gets her a special provision of California policy providing free healthcare for illegal aliens only. Nice! Naturally she has already signed up for her new freebies, from the old source (us battered taxpayers).

    After freeloading so much stuff from the American taxpayer, Puente has a sense of entitlement that just won’t quit…

    [quote][color=red][b]“It doesn’t matter if I’m undocumented,
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    California is already in the red for spending so much on illegal aliens. Deny it all they want to ......its true. And they continue to give give give to the invaders from the south. Its their mission to sock it to the taxpayers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USA_born
    California is already in the red for spending so much on illegal aliens. Deny it all they want to ......its true. And they continue to give give give to the invaders from the south. Its their mission to sock it to the taxpayers.
    Tell me about it. Bought a house 15 months ago its value has dropped 75K
    and my tax just went up $100 a month.
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    Steph posted an article on how Mexican hospitals want U.S. patients.

    U.S. patients turn for care to Mexico (with poll)
    Its hospitals are upgrading their equipment and training doctors in English while private companies are building state-of-the-art hospitals to cater in part to Americans
    http://www.alipac.us/modules.php?name=F ... c&p=664556
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