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Published: Wednesday, June 27 2012 11:50 p.m. MDT

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prelax
Murray, UT

We all face hurdles with healthcare. We can't run up bills then get a new ID or go home.

trueamerican
Huntsville, AL

Yet another illegal story. The CEO gets cheap labor, paying low wages and no benefits to illegals, and the American taxpayer gets to foot the bill for all the rest. We cannot afford to have illegals here no matter how hard they work for the CEO that pays them squat.

fed up
Provo, UT

What you are really saying is that illegals don't have health care. That is true so usually that go to the emergency hospital and we all pay for it.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

You come so close to the truth with these pity pieces but you miss the point. A quotation by Churchill about stumbling over the truth comes to mind. But I digress.
Be it car insurance, health insurance or retirement planning, certain ethnic groups are not keeping up here. And their lack of planning creates a social dilemma. They can get health care on demand through EMTALA and the rest of us pay uninsured motorist coverage.
The employer gets off scot-free when it comes to benefits. He continues to get his cheap source of labor.
And these poor "victims" you write about have money to send back home (about $2 BILLION a month to Mexico alone) and money for fancy rims, loud stereos, 15th birthday parties and gas for the SUV.
Who are the suckers here?

peter
Alpine, UT

"Minorities" is an interesting term. It has always taken on a narrow meaning that includes hispanic, hoping to focus in on those hispanics who are here illegally. What about other groups, such as spanish, french, german, swiss, polish, middle eastern, etc who don't have health care? Why aren't they included in this bias-baiting effort to sway people's opinions to pity those who are here illegally? Yet, hispanics, in number, outnumber most other ethnic groups. So, how can hispanics be a minority? Is it mainly due to the fact that so many of these hispanics are here illegally, while other ethnic groups come legally, a fact that can't be used by the media and politicians to persuade the people's vote?

Fitness Freak
Salt Lake City, UT

A lot of the reason LEGAL residents can't afford healthcare is because the illegal trespassers depress wages so badly.

We (legal residents)also have inflated hospital bills because the illegal trespassers go to the hospital for free treatments.

MANY of my LEGAL RESIDENT neighbors can't afford healthcare either. Some of them work at least as hard as anyone (2-3 jobs,etc).

They always TRUSTED the govt. to protect wages to at least the minimum wage level.

Silly them!

RShackleford
Saint George, UT

When is DN going to do a piece on the plight of the Utah Taxpayer that is footing the bill for health care for the illegals? The taxes we pay so the Illegals can be rewarded with A large tax refund for children living in Mexico. These stories are so lop-sided this newspaper can hardly pass for a journalistic news source.

DN Subscriber
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Choices and priorities.

Those who choose to buy insurance do so.

Those who do not, save a lot of money. And then pass the costs along to everyone else.
Don's blame the people who buy insurance, blame those who decide they don't want it, then end up needing it.

I sure wish the Deseret News would leave the pro-amnesty propaganda job to someone else. I am getting fed up paying for a newspaper and getting mostly Democrat party talking points.

SpaceCowboy69
Syracuse, UT

What is the hurdle??? They go to the emergency room and the rest of us pay for it.

gramma b
Orem, UT

Who is it that is causing the DN to publish these never ending pro-illegal alien stories? These people have broken into our country, and now they are complaining that we don't give them enough free stuff.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

Here we see a perfect example of the statement by Milton Friedman.
You cannot have open borders in a welfare state. People living next door who see an easy way in and open access to our largesse will act in their own self interest.
We're the fools for allowing them to do it.

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