Just One Hospital

No wonder everyone is so upset with Arizona

to be an illegal and still demand your language be spoken…..and receive more and better help than legal citizens? Guess more prayers are needed. Notice that Pres Obama had a cinqo de mayo party at the White House. Think he wants to ensure their votes?


Just One Hospital


Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas , Texas is a fairly famous institution and for a variety of reasons:

1. John F. Kennedy died there in 1963

2. Lee Harvey Oswald died there shortly after

3. Jack Ruby-who killed Oswald, died there a few years later.

On the flip side, Parkland is also home to the second busiest maternity ward in the country with almost 16,000 new babies arriving each year. (That’s almost 44 per day—every day)!

A recent patient survey indicated that 70 percent of the women who gave birth at Parkland in the first three months of 2006 were illegal immigrants. That’s 11,200 anchor babies born every year just in Dallas!!!

According to the article, the hospital spent $70.7 million delivering 15,938 babies in 2004 but managed to end up with almost $8 million dollars in surplus funding. Medicaid kicked in $34.5 million, Dallas County taxpayers kicked in $31.3 million and the feds tossed in another $9.5 million.

The average patient in Parkland in maternity wards is 25 years old, married and giving birth to her second child. She is also an illegal immigrant. By law, pregnant women cannot be denied medical care based on their immigration status or ability to pay.

OK, fine. That doesn’t mean they should receive better care than everyday, middle-class American citizens. But at Parkland Hospital , they do. ” Parkland Memorial Hospital has nine prenatal clinics. NINE!!!

The Dallas Morning News article followed a Hispanic woman who was a patient at one of the clinics and pregnant with her third child—her previous two were also born at Parkland. Her first two deliveries were free and the Mexican native was grateful because it would have cost$200 to have them in Mexico. This time, the hospital wants her to pay $10 per visit and $100 for the delivery but she was unsure if she could come up with the money. Not that it matters, the hospital won’t turn her away. (I wonder why they even bother asking at this point.)

“How long has this been going on? What are the long-term effects?

Well, another subject of the article was born at Parkland in 1986 shortly after her mother entered the US illegally – now she is having her own child there as well. (That’s right; she’s technically a US citizen.)

These women receive free prenatal care including medication, nutrition, birthing classes and child care classes. They also get freebies such as car seats, bottles, diapers and formula.

Most of these things are available to American citizens as well, but only for low-income applicants, and even then, the red tape involved is almost insurmountable.

Because these women are illegal immigrants, they do not have to provide any sort of legitimate identification – no proof of income. An American citizen would have to provide a social security number which would reveal their annual income – an illegal immigrant need only claim to be poor and the hospital must take them at their word.

Parkland Hospital offers indigent care to Dallas County residents who earn less than $40,000 per year. (They also have to prove that they did not refuse health coverage at their current job.. Yeah, the ‘free’ care is not so easy for Americans.)

There are about 140 patients who received roughly $4 million dollars for un-reimbursed medical care. As it turns out, they did not qualify for free treatment because they resided outside of Dallas County so the hospital is going to sue them! Illegal’s get it all free! But U. S citizens who live outside of Dallas County get sued! How stupid is this?

As if that isn’t annoying enough, the illegal immigrant patients are actually complaining about hospital staff not speaking Spanish. In this AP story, the author speaks with a woman who is upset that she had to translate comments from the hospital staff into Spanish for her husband. The doctor was trying to explain the situation to the family and the mother was forced to translate for her husband who only spoke Spanish.
This was apparently a great injustice to her.

In an attempt to create a Spanish-speaking staff, Parkland Hospital is now providing incentives in the form of extra pay for applicants who speak Spanish.. Additionally, medical students at the University of Texas Southwestern for which Parkland Hospital is the training facility will now have a Spanish language requirement added to their already jammed-packed curriculum. No other school in the country boasts such a ridiculous multi-semester (multicultural) requirement.

(Sorry for the length, but this needs wide circulation particularly to our “employees” in Congress.)

Remember that this is about only ONE hospital in Dallas, Texas. There are many more hospitals across our country that must also deal with this.


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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Conservative Sister on May 24, 2010 at 8:22 AM

    I was really getting up in arms about the article until I saw SNOPES at the bottom. With everything I have learned about snopes, I would argue the validity, credibility and truthfulness of this article just went out the window.

    If anything of noteworthy value about this hospital shows up again, I will consider forwarding when it is not involved with snopes.


  2. Questioning “SNOPES” may be a valid point. But it doesn’t take away from the fact that, even if it were half or even a small number of illegals, whatever the case may be, receiving better or free benefits at hospitals at an ever increasing cost to American citizens is ridiculous at best. And this insistence to cater to a small group of people by forcing everyone else to learn a new language is becoming obscene. But if living in America entitles you to receive free medical with no questions asked then the first in line for such treatment should be Americans. And much like the arguments over the new Arizona law, this type of behavior is certainly open for abuse. All you have to do is say you don’t speak english and all the doors open for you. Wasn’t it enough to have your baby born at no cost to you. Now you demand spanish speaking doctors and staff. And again as naive Americans we want to provide even that. Saving even a small part of the world around you is a is very noble. But the first thing you need to do is to save your own home first. Without your own house in order your destiny is to eventually fail.
    This is The United States of America. Not the the United Union of North America. The very best we have to offer should be shared with all those who are legally here. Every dollar given away to help anyone is a shared responsibility of all people legally living here. And EVERY TIME an American gets less than someone else is getting, it is a clear violation of ALL OF OUR RIGHTS as an American Citizen. These people are coming here to rape and rob us of everything American. Adding to our health care costs and putting an added tax burden on us. And taking us for a never ending ride of free service’s at no cost to them. And for all we are giving, we also now need to learn their language. What the hell is next? An unelected seat in Congress?


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