Tags: One | Reporter's | Opinion | Forced | Medical | Treatment | for

One Reporter's Opinion @ Forced Medical Treatment for Illegals

Friday, 01 April 2005 12:00 AM

EMTALA provides uninsured people with medical care in hospital emergency rooms. The coersive EMTALA obligates hospitals to treat the uninsured but does not pay for that care. EMTALA requires each emergency room to treat anyone who enters with an "emergency" associated with cough, headache, hangnail, cardiac arrest, permeated lumbar disc, drug addiction, alcohol overdose, gunshot injury, automobile trauma, HIV-positive infection, mental problem, or personality disorder. The definition of emergency is flexible and vague and includes almost any condition requiring mandatory care.

What is unseen is that many illegal aliens harbor within their bodies fatal diseases that long ago American medicine fought and vanquished. Now illegal aliens carry drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis, malaria, leprosy, plague, polio, dengue fever, and chagas disease (see

Under EMTALA, you the taxpayer pays for it because, you see, EMTALA is an unfunded federal mandate. And the government imposes stiff fines and penalties up to $50,000 for each incident upon any physician, any hospital, refusing to treat any patient deemed to be an emergency case – even though the hospital or physician is not paid for treatment.

And don't forget the "anchor babies" (see

Hospital emergency units under EMTALA have degenerated into local free medical offices. Here in California, between 1993 and 2003, 60 hospitals have closed because of more than 50 percent of unpaid services. Another 24 California hospitals closed in 2004. Even ambulances from Mexico come to emergency rooms with indigents because the drivers know that EMTALA requires accepting patients who come within 250 yards of a hospital.

Illegal aliens perpetrate much of our violent crime. "Dump-and-run patients" dropped on the hospital sidewalk or at the emergency room entrance, usually connected to drugs and gangs, require tracheotomies. Stab or gunshot wounds – EMTALA governs their treatment.

Our good friend Dr. Cosman describes all of this in her dissertation on illegal aliens and EMTALA – the devastating hidden medical consequences of this invasion. And yet the borders remain porous, open to human smuggling, and our government refuses to put a stop to it. As many as 10,000 illegal aliens cross our 2,000-mile porous border with Mexico daily – according to Time magazine, as many as 3 million annually.

Thank you, Dr. Madeleine Cosman, for helping to expose this dreadful violation of America's sovereignty.

104-104-104

© 2019 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Pre-2008
EMTALA provides uninsured people with medical care in hospital emergency rooms.The coersive EMTALA obligates hospitals to treat the uninsured but does not pay for that care.EMTALA requires each emergency room to treat anyone who enters with an "emergency" associated with...
One,Reporter's,Opinion,Forced,Medical,Treatment,for,Illegals
378
2005-00-01
Friday, 01 April 2005 12:00 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved