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    I wish I could take credit for it but no, someone phoning into c-span said. "treat the illegals that come into the ER. Add up all the money they cost us in treatment, and other social entitlements and then deduct that much from the country of origins foreign aid money."




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    How about eliminate paying for benefits for illegals, AND eliminating foreign aid until our own governmental financial situation is in the black? No use handing out money for other countries to spend when we put ourselves in more of a bad situation
     
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    That means that hospitals would have to be reimbursed for their services for these illegals by the government, rather than just writing it off as free care (which is likely most of the cost). Otherwise, the federal government would be saving money in foreign aid at the expense of the hospitals.
     
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    huh?
     
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    What I'm saying is that hospitals would have to be reimbursed for their services for these illegals by the government, rather than just writing it off as free care (which is likely most of the cost). Otherwise, the federal government would be saving money in foreign aid at the expense of the hospitals.
     
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    as I understand it the hopitals get reimursed for unisured care by charging the insured excessive fees. Secondly, I have no problem with the hospital getting reimbursed from money that would ordinarily go to foreign aid. I think it's a brilliant plan. So the hospital loses nothing either way.
     
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    I'd rather just get rid of both unnecessary things
     
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    there you go.
     
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    well I would to but it seems as if our government cannot manage that. And they think we should trust them to manage our health care.
     
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    "It has become fashionable in certain right-wing circles to avoid embarrassment over the fact that the U.S. devotes a smaller portion of its gross domestic product to foreign aid than any other rich country by intoning pompously that throwing money at the problems of poverty or healthcare in the developing world doesn't work. So why bother? Lately, the leading exponent of such a view has been William Easterly, author of "White Man's Burden," who has been adopted as a kind of standard bearer by those who simply can't tolerate being made to feel guilty by Jeffrey Sachs, author of "The End of Poverty." "

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