Hospitals and Taxpayers Hemorrhage With ‘Free’ Health Care For Illegal Aliens

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Tuesday, February 28, 2023
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While more than 98,000 illegal aliens were encountered in the Yuma, Ariz., border sector last year – a figure roughly equaling the city’s entire population — the local hospital provided $26 million in uncompensated care to migrants.CEO Robert Trenschel testified at a congressional hearing this month that many border crossers (apparently penniless and in hock to their cartel escorts) come with “significant disease” and required major treatments, ranging from dialysis to heart surgery.The $26 million price tag surely strains the financial health of Yuma and its hospital. But it’s not out of the norm. . . .