Thursday, May 02, 2013

Medical Deportation - American Style

US hospitals send hundreds of immigrants back home
Illegal immigration is a huge problem across the world. Almost every peaceful and prosperous nation is facing this problem of people from its poorer neighbors illegally entering and living in the country. The problem has been highlighted most in the United States which hosts over 12 million illegal immigrants and their legal born children. There is a huge cost to the tax payers in terms of public services, welfare, healthcare, education and other services that these illegal immigrants enjoy but don't pay for.
Anyway according to this article published online, hospitals in the United States are dealing with this problem in their own way. Illegal immigrants who land up in the hospital with serious injuries are quietly deported to their home country and their files closed. These hospitals are taking the law into their hands, immigration is a federal offence, but then the immigration system in the US is broken beyond repair. Instead of waiting for the government to take action some hospitals in the country and taking matters into their hands so their profits wont be sapped up by the illegal immigrants.

US hospitals send hundreds of immigrants back home - Yahoo! Finance
Days after they were badly hurt in a car accident, Jacinto Cruz and Jose Rodriguez-Saldana lay unconscious in an Iowa hospital while the American health care system weighed what to do with the two immigrants ...
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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

New Challenge to American Hospitals

America prides itself for its healthcare system - among the world's best. This is being challenged by small insects - bed bugs. The blood sucking critters are infiltrating hospital bed linens and attacking patients who are already suffering from medical problems. Infection control and quality departments are working overtime to resolve these problems. I wonder how long it will take before they are able to resolve the issues.

Bedbugs Invade Hospitals - Yahoo! Finance
As if adapting to health-care reform and curbing the "nightmare bacteria" weren't challenge enough, hospitals are increasingly plagued by another problem: Bedbugs.
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