When I saw a post titled Who Is Uninsured
, from the Independent Women`s Forum, I was wondering if it were about the immigration factor in the health insurance crisis, but unfortunately, no.
Sally Pipes of the Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute has a 6 page briefing [PDF
] on Health Insurance, and why it would be a bad idea for the United States to switch to a Canadian model. (Bad for Canada too, by the way, they need a free market health system over the border to catch what socialized medicine can`t handle.) And she`s right, of course.
But there`s no mention of the effect of legal and illegal immmigration on health costs—the bottom line is that many of the hard-core "uninsured Americans"
aren`t Americans at all. And their health costs are covered by the taxpayer while they`re picking raisins
, or tomatoes,
or working as day laborers in construction.
Hard, sometimes dangerous work with no employer paid health insurance—which means that the employer is benefiting from the illegal aliens emergency room healthcare.