• Totally agree with Stevo1!!!!! SHUT DOWN BUSINESSES that Hire all these illegals, espiecially in Our small towns! i wish someone would come here and do a sweep without the business owners knowledge.

    October 17, 2011 at 11:41 a.m.
  • Thanks for clearing that up for me, I wasn't aware that EMTALA was part of COBRA. Based on your knowledge of the medical field, and your knack for being condescending, I assume you're a doctor. If so, can you tell me if practice in Victoria? If you do which hospital? I want to make sure that I never have you as my "caregiver". Jeeze. If your bedside manner is anything like your angry rhetoric on here, I want to stay far way. I'm sure I'd get better from a rabid badger rolled in fireants riding a rattlesnake.

    You're right, I can't blame someone who would rather pay $125 to have them transported by ambulance to another hospital over 100 miles away, rather than treat them and take the risk that they wouldn't be compensated or worse, get sued. I mean seriously, why should anyone expect a doctor, of all people, to help a sick person if they're not going to get paid? The fact that the patient you mentioned was undocumented, well that just seals the deal. By God, no doctor should have to treat someone that is here illegally! When asking for the insurance card, they need to ask for documentation of citizenship.

    October 15, 2011 at 7:50 p.m.
  • PS. She was an Undocumented patient.

    October 15, 2011 at 1:55 p.m.
  • Holein1, COBRA is an Acronym (consolodated omnibus Reconciliation act) for the budget year that included the anti patient dumping law that was signed by Reagan. The term is used losley in the Business industry for portable insurance wich was a differerent budget year. Read the CMA manuals. The anti dumping patient law actually was born here in Bubaville when uninsured pregnant mothers showed up at the ER prego, with no pre neonatal care or MD ,let alone insurance.

    A local hospital would pay a private ambulance company a flat rate of 125.00 to transport these cases to Ben Taub in Houston.

    It was cheaper for the Hospital to dump them than to risk the costs of an uninsured or complicated pregnacy and there were no OB/GYNS willing to take on the Liability. Who Could blame them?
    Well guess what, one mother was pre-eclamptic (you'll need to look that up to! holein1) and crashed.(died).
    To participate in Title 18 and 19 of the SSA (Let me know if this gets too complicated), an ER must either treat or transfer to the "nearest appropriate ACCEPTING receiving facility" acording to CMA law or forget ever getting a dime from medicare.
    Since Hospitals are reimbursed on a cost plus basis under Medicare part A, the govt picks up the tab for these patients. Basically the cost is shifted to the federal tax payers...oh my GOD
    Ronnie, lets import cocaine and sell arms to the arabs Reagan actually was the grandfather of SOCIALIZED medical care.

    October 15, 2011 at 1:51 p.m.
  • stevo and will, you guys are just as bad and laughable as the people that say "they're only doing jobs that no one else wants to do or Americans are too lazy to do", see vet's comment.

    COBRA actually protects American workers that had insurance at their job, albeit it's actually a rip-off since most procedures covered by insurance are actually cheaper if you don't have insurance.

    I often wonder when those that have such extreme and polarizing opinions will wake up and see that they are never going to get anything they want by being so undiplomatic.

    October 15, 2011 at 12:45 p.m.
  • stevo-1,

    Do you eat chicken, sausage or any other food product that requires manpower to produce? Remove most of that work force (some that have worked for the same company for generations) and alot of folks are either going to pay out the nose for food or go without dinner.

    October 15, 2011 at 11:25 a.m.
  • stevo1. Bob Perry, Developer, one of Rick Perry's largest campaign contributers, needs them to build the affordable tract houses, like in Colony Creek and other Flip models communities across the U.S.

    Your Governor, wants to pay for their children's college, Pres Reagan gave them the free healthcare,(COBRA anti patient dumping act).
    Maybe they heard about the economic development grants given to flower shops and other businesses in Yoakum. Its a short walk from Fordtran!
    Where are the REAL conservatives?

    October 15, 2011 at 10:55 a.m.
  • When did we lose our common sense? Our Government, has allowed the invasion of 30 million criminals in direct violation of Article IV, Section IV of our Constitution. they force American tax payers to pay Billions to provide Welfare, Prison cells, Educate the invaders children, free medical care,massive document fraud, & are destroying our schools, hospitals, communities, culture while Robbing, Raping, Killing & Assaulting American Citizens WE ARE BEING INVADED! WAKE UP PEOPLE!
    An education is a good thing.

    step #1
    Every Non-representative including obama and holder are not upholding the oath of office! they swore to defend the Constitution! If these clowns were to do their job, this would all be a Moot point!
    Anchors and their criminal parents go, period, you knew you were breaking the law when you crossed the border.

    Next shut down any business hiring illegal labor. Oh and owners go to jail.
    Got a better idea? Lets hear it!

    October 15, 2011 at 7:41 a.m.

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    October 15, 2011 at 5:59 a.m.