Should illegal immigrants be given access to government-subsidized healthcare?
User submitted stances on Immigration Healthcare
They should have very limited healthcare permitted and should be put on a path to citizenship
Yes, but only emergency care.
They should be allowed treatment, but the taxpayers shouldn't foot their bill.
immigrants should be able to have a chance to earn a partial citezenship
No nore so then a citizen does
As long as they are charged for any and all health care they receive, it should be fine. There should be no government spending to pay for anything related to the health care.
even citizens dont get healthcare, but they should get work related healthcare, disability, and company handling injuries on the job
If they pay taxes, or pay for the hospitalization and there were a way to enforce it, I see no issue with it.
Yes, but must be expected to pay into the system
Sure, if they paid for it. But there should be no "illegal immigrants." The fee for becoming a citzen should be a written and oral english & customs test, and a $10 dollar fee.
Taxpayer resources should be expended only in true medical emergencies
Yes, emergency care only.
Make healthcare a benefit of citizenship, and help make getting a citizenship easier for families fleeing from a dangerous country.
They should be rendered emergency care, and deported.
yes they do the most shooting anyway.
Define "access to healthcare". I don't see that US Citizens necessarily have one now.
Illegal immigrants already have access to emergency healthcare (by law). They should only have access to non-emergency healthcare if they pay for it.
Only in extreme emergencies and they should pay for it.
That would depend on the care, but should be left up to the medical professional whose service is sought
Life or death health care, yes. General Health care no. We should have single payer health care and treat foreign visitors the way they do in other countries that have single payer systems.
Yes, after they are given a social security number and pay taxes..
Life threatening illnesses only.
Healthcare should not be tool for profit to begin with.
Yes, but only for emergency care
Yes, but only for an immediate medicinal emergency.
I believe that if there is an urgent need for care, it should be given.
Yes, but only in the process of deportation.
Leave up to states
Everyone in the United States should be given access to healthcare. There should be no illegal immigrants. Guest workers would be entitled to, and pay for, universal healthcare.
Yes, in case of emergencies. Otherwise only if they pay out of pocket.
Yes, if this method was shown to be more cost-effective than emergency room treatments are currently (likely)
Yes, but not free, government paid healthcare.
Emergency, life saving services only, for which they or their country of origin are billed and to which they are shipped back.
This is a bullshit question. All Human beings deserve healthcare. We are not barbarians for fucks sake.
No one should be given health care by the national government. That should be an issue for the states to decide for themselves with money they will levy in taxes themselves.
Unfortunately they should, however, it is more prevalent to fix the problems that cause illegal immigration prior to denying services to those whom have done it.
yes but only in life or death situations if not they have to pay
According to HIPPA, healthcare workers are obligated to help them. Therefore, provisions should be made to allow reporting of illegals to the authorties in order to protect them from subsequent lawsuits regarding privacy.
The law as it applies to citizens should be good enough for everyone. They should receive health care under the provision they begin a program to gain citizenship.
They should be stabilized in emergency situations and basic care to avoid complications than deported.
I almost picked the final choice in "another stance" but it is slightly too specific. The term illegal alien is preposterous for a country founded on illegal immigration. However, if we are still using a citizen system healthcare should be offered to non-citizens but at a higher cost than citizens.
The government should be expected to supply minimum care only. Should anything more aggressive be required, they should either return to their home country for said treatment or petition any one of a number of charitable agencies for assistance.
Emergency care should be denied to none, life saving care should be denied to none. Charge away for cosmetic and non-essential medical care.
Only for Emergency Trauma Care under the current system and otherwise on a pay as you go basis.
Life Threatening emergency care should be treated and billed.
Take a stance. Figure out who is here illegally and let them all present a case as to why they should be citizens. If they aren't causing any problems, send them through citizenship classes. If they have a criminal record, kick them out.
If they are paying for it, yes.
Emergency Care Only
They should be provided emergency care, but with mandatory reporting to INS of any signs of being in the country illegally.
They should be given emergency care only.
If they pay for private healthcare, then yes. However, they should have no access to any public option.
Yes, but only enough care to bring them to the point of being stable and healing usefully, and told how to behave to allow the body to heal naturally.
if they or their families pay taxes
Yes, if they pay their own way.
Yes, if life threatening.
access to taxpayer funded "healthcare" is for taxpayers. Defrauding that system should result in execution.
Pay a fee of at least $500 per person, taxes, remain law abiding, and commit to community service of some sort for 5 years - after which they may attain citizenship.
if they are employed
If they are contributing to society by working and earning an income, they should have the same rights as anyone else.
Provide emergency care only and then deport them.
Emergency aid yes, but not the type of system in place now where they are elligible for all kinds of ongoing services.
Emregency care only with at least a percent paid for if they are unable to afford the entire bill. This is in keeping with the doctors Hippocratic Oath.
health care provided for the children of illegal immigrants, but at an affordable rate for parents / guardians.
Only for humanitarian procedures and not for uneeded areas of medical attention.
Every person should have health care, but the tax-payers should not have to fund the health-care needs of illegals.
yes,then shipped back,after finger prints taken,and warned come back again as a illegal,be executed on spot!
Emergency care for children only. Illegal immigrants should be encouraged to return to their home countries and return to America through legal channels. We welcome immigrants -- but, not illegal immigrants.
This is a trick question. If the question is referring to universal "Obama" healthcare, then no, it's a corrupt healthcare bill written by insurance companies for profit, not for assisting U.S. citizens with the financial burdens of the over-priced healthcare. If the question is asking whether an illegal immigrant should not be denied service at a hospital or doctors office if they have the money to pay for it, then yes, they should be allowed to receive service w/ payment plan options if needed.
Everyone should be entitled to healthcare, but they can't keep getting it for free if U.S. citizens don't
Borders should be taken down, this is not our planet, we are just passing through. Why can't I explore and study this one planet for my one life? Health care is for the health of humans, not just whites or blacks or purple people, for everyone.
allow healthcare to all but continue to deport those that are in our country illegally.
Nobody is denied health care in the United States. It is illegal for a hospital to deny service to anyone, regardless of nationality or citizenship status.
Medical care should be provided regardless of ability to pay and immigration status should be required; if illegal, deported. Illegal immigrants should not be provided any subsidized medical health care; they are welcome to pay as they go.
Access to health care should be for humanitarian reasons only and to avoid contagion in the case of disease. Once treated and stable, they should be deported to their home country and the home country sent the bill.
Emergency care only.
Along with all present citizens. Nationalized Health Care
Only in emergencies then deportation should follow.
They should not be denied any necessary and medical treatment that they can afford or that would be given to any other citizen under the same circumstances.
Only in the case of extreme emergency
In emergency situations, they should be treated like any citizen. For non-emergencies they should not be eligible for tax-funded healthcare support, although they're welcome to carry health insurance or pay for care themselves.
Emergency care only then deport.
yes, but at the private sector level, no government mandates.
Yes but only in emergencies, before being returned to their country.
Yes,For necessary procedures and medicine and send them back immediately.
There should be no government involvement in healthcare.
Only if they pay for it.
Everyone should be given health care.
Only for emergency treatment for serious or life threatening situations.
They should not be left on the street to die, but they should not get it through medicare or medicaid.
Children and the elderly should be given some health care consideration on a "needs" basis and it should be a one-time limit. If they are here illegally, the should go back to Mexico for their health care. We should not provide it for them.
Only enough health care to allow for deportation.
Yes, because overall it reduces the societal cost of medical care.
Leave the access up to the states
For emergency life threatening services only.
Life saving healthcare only. Then send them back...
Yes, but not at taxpayer expense (no differently than others)
Of course they should. Trying to limit peoples access to medical care is immoral and any legislation made to do that could and will affect citizens and cause some to be denied healthcare.