Ala immigration law sparking public health worries

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  • Bryan Syracuse, UT
    Oct. 29, 2011 11:12 a.m.

    I'm not sure I'm seeing a problem with this. Legal immigrants and citizens shouldn't be paying for medical care for illegal aliens. The less illegals using and abusing the health care system the better. We need to remove all reasons (work, health care, etc) that illegals have to come here.

    Oct. 28, 2011 7:49 p.m.

    @lost in DC
    and what risk do you think refusing to face the public health threat of not providing services is going to cost? there is always a trade off, you push in one place it has a reaction somewhere else. Actions have consequences even when you are totally convinced you are doing the right thing.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Oct. 28, 2011 4:12 p.m.

    State Health Officer Donald Williamson, a physician, said tougher rules aimed at saving the state money by limiting services to immigrants

    No, no one is trying to limit services to immigrants, just to prevent ILLEGAL immigrants from abusing our systems there is a difference between LEGAL and ILLEGAL.

    The Congressional Budget Office said the federal government provided states with $750 million over three years ending in 2008 to pay hospitals for emergency health care for illegal immigrants, Who says they dont cost us anything?