Saturday Forum

A West Virginia Reader Has
Proof That Immigrants Drive Health Care Cost Crisis
; etc.





Illegal Immigrants: Equal Medical Care Or
Better Medical

I read

Bryanna Bevens`
piece about health care for illegals
and have something of interest to add.

Briefly, my father in law passed away in January 2006
after a stay of a few hours at St. Joseph`s Hospital. 

The charges amounted to $3,270.90. However, we
subsequently discovered that

had reimbursed the hospital $6,109.76. 

After much hell raising and reports to the Medicare
Fraud Division, we finally got a letter from J.D. Smith,

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Philadelphia stating in part that: "Since 1983,
Medicare hospital inpatient services have been paid on a
prospective payment basis without a direct correlation
to the actual cost incurred"

The letter went on to say: "In addition to the
Inpatient Prospective Payment System, if the hospital
treats a high percentage of low income patients, which
St. Joseph`s does, it
[the hospital] also
receives a percentage add-on payment applied to the
Diagnosis Related Group-adjusted base payment rate

Both the hospital and

were extremely reluctant to offer a further
explanation for the bill. 

To me, this translates to

taxpayers subsidizing illegal aliens
and welfare

If Medicare is paying double what the actual
hospitals charges, this is a huge and hidden

rip off
of the American taxpayer.

I have all the documentation and will be happy to share
it with


Midkiff is
a Marine Corps veteran and former law enforcement

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A Texas Reader Catches The MSM
Glorifying Illegal Alien Voodoo Rituals

From:  James


Houston Chronicle
devoted two pages of the City
Section to the rise of "curanderas",
priestesses and various herb shops in the "thriving
and vibrant immigrant enclaves
" of Houston, once
middle class neighborhoods that now resemble Tijuana

Patrons Keep the Faith in Folk Healers
, Lori
Rodriguez, Houston Chronicle, August 13, 2006.
E-mail Hernandez


Not a critical word for such practices as rubbing an egg
on one`s tummy to cure the evil eye. No calling all of
this nonsense what it is: primitive superstition and

The chairman of the

University of Houston`s
Sociology Department,

Nestor Rodriguez
, the story`s professional Hispanic,
stated that the immigrants were reproducing their
culture here. [E-mail Rodriguez


Exactly. Welcome to the

Third World
, America.

Crowley, a native
Texan, is an attorney.  Read his previous letter about
thin-skinned Hispanics


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A Former Bloomberg Employee
Says Mike Is A Great Guy

Gail Stebbins

Re: Joe Guzzardi`s

Mayor Michael Bloomberg: Rude, Crude and Dangerous To
The Country

worked for Mike at Bloomberg Financial Markets from May
1991 – March 1993. I was around him about one hour every
day and never heard any of those crude jokes Guzzardi
referred to.

I was glad that

was so involved in the company.  He knew
everyone`s name and rarely got angry.  He is a genius,
easily the smartest person I`ve ever met.


is an extremely generous person and gave
gladly to charity. Mike also established his own
charities as well. Although he could be gruff, Bloomberg

many women
and put them in powerful positions. He
empowered employees to make their own decisions, trusted
them and paid them handsomely.  

And if

did make those jokes circa 1990, it`s 16
years later now.

Calling Mike
vulgar may make a sensational article. But it doesn`t
ring true for me. 

Stebbins, who currently lives in Pennsylvania, is a
website designer pursuing a graduate degree in Library
and Information Science.

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A Washington State
Reader Shares Shocking Results Of Latest Immigration
Public Opinion Poll


 [Name Withheld]

Latest telephone

on whether or not people in the U.S. think
immigration is a serious problem:

41%: "Yes, it is a
serious problem

59%: "No hablo

Name Withheld
received this post from his father in California who, in
turn, got it via his friend in Florida. What two more
appropriate states for a joke like that to originate?

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