The Great Cover up -- S.F. Chronicle -
Who are the uninsured? Eight in 10 are in
working families with modest incomes. More than 1 in 10 children
go without coverage. Why? Their parents earn too much to be enrolled
in public programs. Yet these working moms and dads do not earn
enough to buy private coverage for their kids.
....We know the status quo is a mess, but what do we do about
Patrol Comment: This SF Chronicle
article makes no mention of illegal aliens. It is a perfect example
of the gross dishonesty of California newspapers, including and
especially the L.A. Times.
have warning about this for eleven years
Investors Business Daily - April 28
Those who count
say there might be as many as 11 million illegal immigrants in
this country. Of the 19 million (or whatever figure is chosen
for the point of argument) who go without insurance for a full
year, how many of them are undocumented workers? It's impossible
to know exactly. But in any case, it would be a large share.
What we do know is uninsured undocumented
workers are breaking local governments.In Southern California
they have contributed to the $1.2 billion deficit that is plaguing
the Los Angeles County Health Department. Last year alone the
county spent $340 million to treat uninsured patients while the
state was saddled with $1.4 billion in unreimbursed health care
costs. Texas spent $850 million for the same reason. In Arizona
the price tag was $400 million.