This paper discusses the issue of illegal immigration and looks at its economic affect on health care.
# 89768 | 675 words | 4 sources | 2006 |
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Medical and Health (Public Health Issues) , Political Science (U.S. Federal Politics) , Political Science (Social Security and Welfare) , Economics (General) , Hot Topics (Immigration)
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In this article the writer discusses the effects on economy brought about by health care provided to illegal immigrants. The writer points out that according to the United States law, health care and treatment should be provided to everyone irregardless of their ability to pay. The writer notes that this means that health services are also given to illegal immigrants. The writer discusses the economical effects of such public health care.
From the Paper:"Federal law in the United States demands that all people, regardless of their ability to pay for health care, receive treatment in American hospitals. Illegal immigrants are no exception to this rule. Reports that while half of the emergency room care in American hospitals is devoted to the medical treatment of immigrants, almost two-thirds of those patients are illegal. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was intended to ensure the economic recovery of Mexico, and aid the partner countries in building their economies. As NAFTA began 90% of the nation's population was dependent on public health care to meet their health care needs. This was a direct result of a nation that had severe disparities in the distribution of income, leading citizens to resort to their own methods of resolution to the issue."
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