Insuring illegal immigrants is, well, quite impossible. They know that once they sign up for insurance, in a matter of time, the INS will come calling and deport them. The bad news for the rest of us is that illness and injury even strikes at illegal immigrants. When it does, taxpayers and those with private insurance pay the bills. Is there any way out of this dilemma?
So, how do you fix it? Here’s Racer’s solution:
There is another way, but it might be the “third rail” of politics. Someone somewhere employs illegal immigrants. If this were not true, they would not have immigrated here (except, perhaps, to get “free” health care). Suppose the law required that when an illegal immigrant falls ill and cannot pay for their own care, the government collects the bill from their employers? All of it, and with a good-sized fine to boot. If they refuse to pay, then shut them down.
That is an excellent solution. And you can be sure that Washington won’t do it.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?