I got to thinking, just after I typed a very long response, to another post by a friend, about a lady that was turned away for care because she didn't have insurance, or the right kind.
I know many states have hospitals that end up giving free care to people who do not have citizen status. Free care! These people shouldn't be in the U.S, these people get Social Security, food stamps, etc, and if that were taken from them it could go to help people like a person posted about that was turned away.
Think about it.
take a look at this article
And I can bet that this is not the only hospital that does this....they want paymeent, but how can they enforce it? People having babies for free, My husband and I were pushed into a bankruptcy due to medical bills from a pregnancy, yet people get it free, and needy CITIZENS are turned away.
Where is this going?
Cut the benefits of illegal immigrants, and this country could afford to help these people without cramming down a health bill plan, insisting on flu shots( which I won't get), stop giving Social Security checks to people like Obama's half aunt, who by the way is still in this country illegally! Stop giving illegal immigrants food stamps, and start giving the money to people who do need it, people who don't have health benefits. Raise the base line for income eligiblity, and consider other factors into it as well.
If we stopped bailing out companies long ago, the money could have been better spent for expanded health care to those who need it, not shoved down every American's throat
You asked for my opinion, this is my opinion.