Illegal Immigrants In MA Have Received $35.7 Million In Health Care This Year

Courtesy of you and me.

(photo credit: Boston Herald)

Beleaguered Bay State and U.S. taxpayers coughed up a staggering $35.7 million this year in free emergency health care for more than 52,000 illegal aliens in Massachusetts, sparking outrage from candidates and critics who back a tougher line on immigration.

The figures — released by Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration under an order for the Secretary of State’s office and after more than a month of ducking questions — show illegal immigrants who belong to MassHealth Limited received $33.8 million in taxpayer-funded in-patient hospital care this year.

They also made 6,160 visits to the state’s overburdened emergency rooms in the fiscal year ending in June for an additional cost of $1.9 million, a Herald analysis shows.

And how’s this for breathtaking arrogance?  Cadillac Deval won’t let anyone from his admininstration talk about the  rage-inducing numbers.

The Patrick administration, which supplied the figures last week, refused to make state health insurance officials available to discuss them.

But critics were quick to blast the huge medical bill being footed by hard-pressed, law-abiding taxpayers.

“Incorporating illegal immigrants into any type of government-sponsored health care is legitimizing their presence here,’’ said Mark Krikorian, executive director of the conservative Center for Immigration Studies, which favors stricter immigration policies. “It’s a kind of piecemeal amnesty.’’

Added state Rep. Robert Hedlund (R-Weymouth), “It’s just another example in this state of working people paying the bills, and some people availing themselves of the benefits we have in the commonwealth.’’

REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER.

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10 thoughts on “Illegal Immigrants In MA Have Received $35.7 Million In Health Care This Year

  1. Wow…..the same Cadillac Patrick couldn’t find $500,000 for the Soldier’s Home in Holyoke last year?

    http://www.masslive.com/metrowest/republican/index.ssf?/base/news-23/125913698198120.xml&coll=1

    Funny how Democrat governors seem to ‘get religion’ vis a vis being a defecit hawk when it comes to the military, veterans or calling for a special election where a Republican is likely to win (i.e. Paterson and Massa’s vacant House seat in the Southern Tier of NY)

  2. Joy Behar would call you a b*tch for pointing that out. What a loser – that voice ought to be outlawed by the Geneva Convention!

  3. Illegal aliens are destroying this Country, and one would have to be almost blind not to see this. How much longer do we have to support these illegal aliens? How much longer do we have to school their illegal alien children? How much longer are we going to let them have our jobs? How much longer are we going to put up with all the crime, stolen identities, forged documents, fake green cards? How much longer are we going to allow these illegal aliens to send money out of this Country and bring our Country down? Oh, amnesty will correct all this. WRONG! Nothing will change except we wouldn’t be able to call them illegal aliens any more. Let’s get rid of these illegal aliens! Let’s get them back to their own Country where they belong!

    So I ask one more time. How much longer we going to put up with these illegal aliens? How much do you want to pay for them before you have had enough? How about obama’s aunt living off the dole of the American people. Do you approve of that? I’ll check backfor your answer.

    • Delaware Bob,

      As a MA resident, I am one of the “lucky” ones who pays for Auntie Z’s free digs in Southie. It enrages me.

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