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Would Nationalized Healthcare Bring Even More Undocumented Immigrants To America?: Left of Center View

Nationalized healthcare may in fact help stem the tide of undocumented workers flowing onto our shores. As the law currently stands, no hospital can turn away people seeking medical care from their Emergency Rooms, regardless of the patientís ability to pay.

This open door policy has created a dangerous situation as many of those who can't afford health care use the Emergency Room for all their medical needs. Even with a triage system in place, this extreme overcrowding means that some folks with more serious conditions will have their treatment delayed. Have you been to an Emergency Room lately? It is loud chaos, where those waiting often have to be separated from the medical staff by bullet proof glass. This is not a healthy environment.

With national healthcare this situation should change. Everyone is covered so there is no need to wait for something minor to turn into something major before seeking medical attention. With national healthcare every patient is documented. Every patient is registered. Every patient is tracked and processed. In short it is an undocumented immigrantís worst nightmare.

Doctor's are already required to report all gunshot wounds to the police and they already are required to at least attempt to acquire a patientís identity before treatment, having a federally issued medical ID card would both simplify the process and discourage the use of the nation's medical facilitates by undocumented immigrants.

At some point in the debate it should be pointed out that the Federal Government is already a major health care provider with both Medicare and coverage for welfare recipients as on-going programs. National healthcare theoretically is little more than the expansion of existing programs to cover all citizens.

Now there is the issue of patient confidentiality, and the fact that the medical industry is not situated yet to process the huge influx of information that will be generated by a national health care system. But these are issues that need to be dealt with, but the simple fact is that almost every other industrialized nation in the world has some sort of nationalized health care. It is what civilized people do to help take care of each other.


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Would Nationalized Healthcare Bring Even More Undocumented Immigrants To America?: Right of Center View

Come on over yíall, we got free health care for everyone. You might as well dismantle the Border Patrol and put ICE on ice because if Obama gets his way we wonít really need them anymore. This healthcare plan is just one more way to give away our tax money to people who didnít work for it. Who cares if we have to bust our butts for it as long as illegal aliens are taken care of? This whole thing stinks to high heaven.

Ask the Canadians how well universal health care is working out for them. Now theyíve got an immigration problem because people want to go there for their government sponsored health care. Forget the fact that only the citizens are paying for it. Anyone who wants to go to the doctor gets a free ride and thereíre cheap drugs for all because the taxpayers are paying the difference. Somehow I donít think that the Canadians are appreciating all the freeloaders getting serviced on their dime.

We wonít know what to do with all of the parasites that will crawl out of the woodwork looking for free trips to the doctor for them and their five hundred cousins. We are already facing the biggest deficit in U.S. history and now the Democrats want to blow it up even more by offering free medicine to every Tom, Dick and Harry who walks in off the street and asks for it. This is absolutely insane!

A poll of Americans from last week showed that the vast majority of those polled are happy with their healthcare. Why go and mess with that and at the same time add to our immigration problem? If you want to make sure poor Americans get healthcare, expand Medicare to include more Americans but donít just flip the switch on free medicine for all. We simply donít need more illegal immigrants taking services away from hard working Americans more than they already are. If Congress passes this so-called healthcare reform bill the over burdened healthcare system is going to end up being overrun by people who have no right to be here in the first place. Then everyone loses.

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A Legal Immigrantís Perspective

If you are not a Native American, you are an immigrant, so am I. I came legally to this country at the age of five with my parents who worked hard, paid taxes (even Jesus paid taxes), lived by the rules of this great nation and never took or accepted a penny from the government. We came seeking FREEDOM from a communist country. It was months before we were able to enter the US legally. I remember us getting medical exams, shots (small pox), background check, references, and going through numerous interviews once we arrived. I also remembered people coming to the US from all over the world who waited years since it was based on "Quotas". Read more...

Solving Our Immigration Problem

The major problem our country is facing with illegal immigrants today is because of the exploitation of these immigrants. We believe the solution to this problem is two-fold. First, we should allow more immigrants in this country to cut down on the number of illegal ones. Second, all immigrants should be educated about their rights at the expense of the government. Below, you will find an in-depth look at our suggested reforms.

Reforms for immigration limitations:

-New immigrants can't equal more than 1% of the US population in a given year (the population being from the last recorded census). That 1% will be further divided up to allow only a certain number of immigrants each month.
-Each country of origin for immigrants will be allowed a certain percentage of that 1%. No country could receive more than 10% of the total amount and no country can receive less than .1% of it. The left over percentage will be divided up between all countries as follows: Read more...

Do Elements Within the La Raza Movement Pose a Threat to America?

La Raza means literally ďThe RaceĒ in Spanish. The movement was formed in 1968 to promote the interests of the Mexican-American community. Like the NAACP and other affirmative-action minded organizations, La Raza has many members that are interested in being part of America and promoting equality for all Americans. The fundamental goals as stated by the movement are benign and represent the ideals of American diversity and cultural pride.

There is another movement affiliated with La Raza that has historically been more militant and still maintains documents within their organization that point to isolationistic views Read More

A Plan

The one major thing that seems to be lacking in the immigration debate is a real plan that addresses the legitimate concerns with illegal immigration. There are strong opinions on both sides and a lot of rhetoric but there isnít really any solid plan being promoted to address the illegal immigration issue in a way that is both fair and logical.

So, that being said here is my idea:Read More

Trucking Cross Borders

This is mainly a concern for the trucking business. If we allow these people to come into our country, bringing cargo that we in America have, and can supply, then we are saying that the American working people are not needed, and have lost all say to legally enforced DOT (Department of Transportation) laws.Read More



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