MA Citizens Fork Out Big Bucks for Illegal Alien Health CarePosted by Al @ 6:09 am
Beleaguered Bay State and U.S. taxpayers coughed up a staggering $35.7 million this year in free emergency health care for more than 52,000 illegal aliens in Massachusetts, sparking outrage from candidates and critics who back a tougher line on immigration.
The figures — released by Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration under an order for the Secretary of State’s office and after more than a month of ducking questions — show illegal immigrants who belong to MassHealth Limited received $33.8 million in taxpayer-funded in-patient hospital care this year.
They also made 6,160 visits to the state’s overburdened emergency rooms in the fiscal year ending in June for an additional cost of $1.9 million, a Herald analysis shows.
Yes, illegal aliens are still receiving Masscare benefits, as will be the case if Obamacare is enforced. So much for the argument that illegal aliens are not a strain on our economy. America can’t afford to keep footing the bill for these law breakers.