Sacramento Cuts Free Health Care For Illegal Immigrants

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    Struggling with a $55 million budget deficit, a northern California county became the state’s first to eliminate free non-urgent health care for illegal immigrants and a civil rights group was quick to label the move unconstitutional.

    Like many counties throughout California, Sacramento’s public clinics offer illegal aliens free medical care at an annual cost of millions of dollars. Sacramento County had five such clinics but two were closed as a result of the budget crunch and the remaining three will check for the immigration status of all patients.

    The move, approved 3-2 by the Board of Supervisors, is expected to save the ailing county about $2.4 million dollars. With a population of around 1.4 million, Sacramento County is California’s prime agricultural region which for years has benefited from the cheap labor of illegal immigrants and lax enforcement of immigration laws

    Sacramento Cuts Free Health Care For Illegal Immigrants | Judicial Watch



    uh oh,, now they've done it, they are gonna have the ACLU crawling right up their tushes! :eek:
     
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    I don't know if it's unconstitutional, but I'd be totally pissed if someone I cared about died because they had to wait for their immigration status to be verified.

    Be careful what you wish for.
     
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    what part of "non-urgent" didn't you understand?
     
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    Guess what happens next? They all go to the emergency room. Guess what happens next?
     
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    there's a short in her circuit,, cut her a little slack..
     
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    there is this thing in emergency rooms called "triage" triage knows non-emergent when they see it..:lol:
     
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    the triage nurse tells them to screw.
     
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    Perhaps. But twenty of them in line ahead of a real emergency is going to cause a problem.

    The last time I went to emergency it wasn't actually an emergency but it was the weekend and I didn't have a doctor to call. They took me. No one told me to screw.
     
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    Right, the AMERICAN civil liberties union, oh the irony .....
     
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    20 of them in line ahead of a real emergency isn't even going to cause a bump. i worked in an emergency room in college and people that show up with sore throats etc etc, always get bumped to the back of the line. generally, it had no effect on real emergencies getting treated in a timely fashion.
     

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