In the USA are the emergency rooms in all hospitals taken up by Mexicans, Pakistanis, and other immigrants who?

In the USA are the emergency rooms in all hospitals taken up by Mexicans, Pakistanis, and other immigrants who?

Postby cuarto59 » February 2nd, 2014, 4:49 am

don't pay health care?

Here in the UK although we have free healthcare under the National Health System, it is overloaded by use from 3rd world immigrants
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In the USA are the emergency rooms in all hospitals taken up by Mexicans, Pakistanis, and other immigrants who?

Postby skelley » February 2nd, 2014, 4:57 am

Interesting question. I had to go to E.R. two days in a row, last month (serious allergic reaction they couldn't get under control).

I live close to an Indian Reservation (Native Americans). We have a very large influx of Hispanics here right now, tending all the berry fields for winter. We also have a very large Indian (from the country India) population here.

There were probably 50 people at the E.R. There was one Native American woman there, who had either been beat up, or was in a car accident. She was really bruised up, poor thing.

Other than that, everyone else was white.

I'd say for every single legitimate emergency patient there however, one of the people there was simply seeking drugs (pain meds).

The white father who was there with his white daughter (about 3 yrs old) got very poor service in my opinion. The child really was very ill. Completely limp and obviously running a really high fever. That Dad had been there six hours without being seen. In my opinion, that little child should have been seen much faster. I can only assume it was because of all of the father's obvious gang/prison tattoos, the way he was dressed (gang clothes) and his general body language. I must say though, he never lost his cool, never shouted, never swore, but the staff was obviously put off by him, which meant his daughter didn't get fair/timely care.

I would say at least 50% of the the people in the waiting room (even though they were white) were not paying health care costs. Many were on welfare, and many were indigent. One elderly bum came in just before I was taken back. The staff greeted him by his first name and told him to have a seat. They didn't even check him in.

Personally, I don't think it's fair to judge someone by the color of their skin, and decide if they do, or do not pay their health care costs.

I know of one black plastic surgeon. If you ran into him on the weekend, you would probably think he was a gardener, or even a street person, because of his clothes. Of course you'd also be really confused when you saw him get into his $90,000 car. He just happens to be one of those men who likes his old, tatty, comfortable clothes, and wears them on weekends. During the week, it's suits costing thousands of dollars.

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P.S. I remember one of my patients. A very elderly white woman. She looked poor as a church mouse. Support hose puddled around her ankles, old shoes, cat's eye glasses repaired with a bit of wire, a formerly nice, but now threadbare coat. I was making a mental note to ask the doctor to give her plenty of samples, since I didn't think she could easily afford medication.

Then I took her registration paper, and started to get her entered. She lived in such an exclusive area of Seattle, the houses do not even have house numbers.

So her address looked something like this:
Mrs. Tittlemouse
The Highlands
Seattle, WA

She and I then began to chat about gardening. She told me about her Olympic sized swimming pool in her backyard. She had it filled in with dirt, so she could grow her tomatoes there, because the slugs didn't like to cross the concrete around it.

Never judge a book by it's cover.
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In the USA are the emergency rooms in all hospitals taken up by Mexicans, Pakistanis, and other immigrants who?

Postby maureo38 » February 2nd, 2014, 5:00 am

Yes, along with poor American citizens. It's difficult to collect from people who don't have proper I.D. or a permanent address. Some hospitals have had to close
due to this situation.
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Postby dionte » February 2nd, 2014, 5:05 am

Yes and no, we bill them after though. Problem is they don't pay up and most of them don't have social security numbers and no credit line so they don't really lose anything.
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Postby weber » February 2nd, 2014, 5:17 am

Yes and no, we bill them after though. Problem is they don't pay up and most of them don't have social security numbers and no credit line so they don't really lose anything.
We have immigrants taking the lot in the UK, health care, social security, jobs, women....the list goes on. It has to stop, they are a drain on our resources.
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Postby de2 » February 2nd, 2014, 5:20 am

no. it's loaded with all kinds of people - many of whom are uninsured and/or poor, most of whom don't get regular preventative care.
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Postby adamh79 » February 2nd, 2014, 5:26 am

I hear you, they are a burden on our society and our ancestors would turn their backs in disgrace if they new we let OVER 1 MILLION MUSLIMS into Britain.
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