Can someone explain how basic, humanitarian medical treatment for incarcerated immigrants gets blown up to Free Health Care for illegals?
They are in jail for their crimes and if they get sick or injured they get to see a doctor, just like the millions of inmates all over the country. They aren't being given face-lifts and tummy tucks.
- Anonymous12 months agoFavourite answer
To be fair to conservatives this is not what they are talking about when they talk about free healthcare for illegals. Obviously, if the u.s. is holding someone in custody they have to provide appropriate medical care for them. What conservatives are talking about is the proposal by several Democratic candidates for a public option on Health Care. This is generally described as medicare-for-all. Many of the candidates who are proposing this have said that their proposed plans would cover illegal aliens as well. This is what Republicans are criticizing. However, their criticism is still misleading. They describe this as Democrats wanting to provide free healthcare for illegal aliens. That formulation makes it sound like a special benefit which illegal aliens will enjoy and others will not. In reality, Democrats want to provide government paid healthcare for all interested people in America. This would include illegal immigrants but primarily apply to citizens
- Max HooplaLv 712 months ago
It's not. While incarcerated or detained (pick your favored description) they are wards of the government and are entitled to the appropriate level of care which would include health care as needed just like other prisoners.
- GypsyfishLv 712 months ago
Once again - and I'm very tired of explaining this to conservatives who don't seem to be able to process simple information- when ANYONE in this country gets sick or injured, they go to an emergency room where they are treated. When they can't pay for it, the costs get tacked on the bills of those of us with insurance. WE ARE ALREADY PAYING FOR THEIR HEALTHCARE! Obamacare originally proposed letting them BUY health insurance- therefore paying some of their own costs. But Republicans shot that down. So now they get free healthcare. Paying for it through taxes would reduce our medical bills.
- 12 months ago
Do you realize that most Democratic presidential nominees are not talking about immigrants who are detained because they do not appear for their court appearances? They are talking about providing free medical care for anybody in the world who sets foot on our country.
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- Ryde,0nLv 712 months ago
Yes , illegal aliens in custody , with health problems should get expedited deportation so their country of origin can provide the compassionate health care they deserve .
A cold , lice , wart , ingrown toenail ,,,,,,,,, expedited deportation . No time to waste waiting for an immigration hearing ,,,,, their health is too important .
- u_bin_calledLv 712 months ago
the democratic candidates for President were specifically asked if they supported taxpayer-funded healthcare for people living in this country illegally (all of them).... every candidate raised their hand and said "yes"....
that might have been the tip off....
- Anonymous12 months ago
They should be shot on sight or at least tortured for a few months and left to die. It's more humanitarian to shoot them or burn them into ash though.