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From Barbados, Praise for City's Move on Immigrant Health
June 9th, 2006

The Nation Newspaper, a newspaper from Barbados, tells the story of a Mary, a West Indian woman without legal immigration documents or health insurance, as a way to show the importance of the city hospital system’s recent assurance that it will keep its patients’ immigration status confidential. [As Wonkster reported earlier, el Diario has also said good things about this campaign]. Mary suffers from diabetes and hypertension but stays away from public hospitals, only seeking health care when her health “reaches the breaking point”, because she fears deportation.

So the Nation Newspaper takes some comfort in the Health and Hospital Corporation’s statement to employees that they would be fired for illegally violating the confidentiality of patients, even those in the country illegally. The paper would like the city to go further and prosecute any employees who do so, but applaud the city’s step as a crucial one towards maintaining the health of its immigrants.

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2 Responses to “From Barbados, Praise for City's Move on Immigrant Health”

  1. TLB Says:
    June 9th, 2006 at 11:20 am

    If she weren’t an illegal alien there wouldn’t be such a problem, right?

    And, illegal aliens are subject to all manner of worker abuse, lower safety standards, being beholden to their employers, etc. etc.

    So, we can agree that illegal immigration is a bad situation.

    Now, won’t providing non-emergency services to illegal aliens encourage even more illegal aliens to come here?

    Won’t that make a bad situation even worse?

    Why support that?

    And, cui bono from increased illegal immigration? The employers of those illegal aliens, that’s who.

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