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Illegal Aliens In Los Angeles Get Health Insurance

May 7, 2012 by  

Illegal Aliens In Los Angeles Get Health Insurance
Some Illegal aliens in Los Angeles will have more healthcare options.

About 75,000 restaurant workers in Los Angeles don’t have health insurance because they are illegal aliens. But that might be changing. The health insurance part, that is.

A restaurant workers’ group and a Los Angeles community clinic are working together to provide illegal aliens with healthcare. “Restaurant workers are preparing, serving and cooking our food,” said Mariana Huerta of the Restaurant Opportunities Center of Los Angeles. “So many of these workers reported that they go to work sick. That is a public health hazard for consumers.”

For a $25 monthly charge, uninsured workers will be allowed to go to clinics in the Los Angeles area for physical and dental care.

David Hayes-Bautista said the program will benefit everyone financially: “Emergency rooms are the providers of last resort, and they are very expensive. If people can be provided alternatives, that saves everyone money.”

Bryan Nash

Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.

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  • kategray

    What can you expect from California and it being Pelosi’s state.

    • CJ

      An Indianapolis TV ran this on illegals and a scam on the IRS. There’s no end to it.

      • Meteorlady

        I saw that – made me really really mad. Not only are they ripping us off for social services, WIC cards and other entitlements, now they are taking money that isn’t theirs and the IRS is not prosecuting…. why?

    • joe1cr

      Well! Do not these restaurant workers have to be required by state law to have a health card to be employed in the first place?

      • duane

        Very good question. This whole thing smacks of obamism puke

      • dcjdavis

        Because illegals are exempt from legality.
        Too bad there’s not one single pin-head in Washington to blame for that one. All are guilty and need to be canned. By Purina, if possible. Ladies first, Pelosi.

      • EyesWideOPEN

        “75,000 restaurant workers in Los Angeles don’t have health insurance”..

        OMG!! And probably lax health cards (if any).. Don’t make a difference if their illegal or not, remind me NOT to drop by a restaurant or fast food shop in all of California thank you very much.. And nothing is said about low paid legals, it’s like, their not a threat although their too poor to afford insurance as well.. Oh, and what about those prepared foods? Businesses in those industries also love cheap labor. Deliver me!

    • Viet Vet

      Let Pelosi pay for it.

  • Kerrik Wolf

    $25 a month for health insurance? Where can I sign up? Oh, wait, I’m a citizen and not eligible.

    • mike

      Simpleminded answer

      • Randy G

        But very true!!!People born in the US or here legally have to struggle to get anything, BUT invaders & theives are welcome.

    • Walt1

      Obamacare only covers U.S. citizens. So, it is fascinating that a community clinic can work to get healthcare for illegal immigrants at a cost these immigrants can afford. Saves us ensured people from having to pay for them. I guess this all goes to show that community-level action can be successful to help those ineligible for federal aid.

      • Vigilant

        “I guess this all goes to show that community-level action can be successful to help those ineligible for federal aid.”

        It also goes to show that community organizations should be held liable as accomplices to a felony. There’s a reason it’s called “ILLEGAL” immigration.

      • Meteorlady

        Obamacare hasn’t even kicked in yet. AND it does cover them if they want to take part in the government health exchanges. I’ve read the thing and it’s certainly not health care – it’s a government take-over of our health care system.

      • Meteorlady

        So local clinics are looking for more government money. Here’s another side of the coin. When my brother worked in Seattle at Immigration illegals were represented by the local government financed legal aid people. They would show up for most immigration hearings, even though they are cut and dried, and represent the illegals. When asked why they replied it bolstered their head count so they could get more federal money the following year.

    • Nancy in Nebraska

      What the heck! Here in Nebraska they passed a law to give FREE prenatal care to illegal aliens! We’re going to get lots of anchor babies here. The illegal high school students also get in state tuition at the universities. Actually, they get scholarships too so I don’t think many of them pay anything. I say as soon as they show up for their free healthcare, send them back! Then we wouldn’t have to pay for their anchor babies! We are so far in debt that we can’t even pay our own bills. Why should we be supporting people who are here illegally? Time to clean house!

      • Meteorlady

        So our own citizen children have trouble getting into our over-crowded colleges and we let illegals go? I believe Texas governor wants that same thing here also. I’m interested to see what type of flack he gets.

        We all need to write our local legislators and ask for TOUGHER illegal laws, all illegals do is benefit the employer. They do nothing but bring wages down, cost billions in health care and entitlement dollars and break our laws knowingly.

        since they started moving into my county our crime rate is up and meth labs are growing out in the country. Plus where the live looks like a junk yard for worn out cars and the houses and yards are trashed out and in disrepair.

    • Rob

      Exactly my thoughts Kerik Wolfe… LOL, we would not be eligible, how can I become an illegal alien?

  • Sirian

    Another stepping stone to MEXIFORNIA – wonderful. . . :(

    • Vigilant

      While California, with all its financial problems and incipient ruin caused by socialism, is the poster child for failure, it is the model of the left on how to do things. “Pitiful” doesn’t even begin to describe it.

      • cawmun cents

        Amen to that…..

  • jheasler12175

    Here’s an idea. Send the illegal aliens back to Mexico and let Mexico be responsible for their healthcare.

    • Vigilant

      It’ll never work. It’s rife with common sense and respect for the rule of law.

  • Pete0097

    I just heard that the illegal and resident aliens are getting child deductions for kids that they suppost to have in Mexico. The TV station uncovered some with 10 to 15 kids they get refunds for. To the tune of $4.5 billion. If I forget to put my kids SS number on my return, no deduction. The US taxpayer supports the entire world.

    • Meteorlady

      You are correct. You can find the report on YouTube from a local channel 13 station, but can’t remember the state…. sorry. Someone above gave a link though.

      That was the topper for me! I wrote and sent the link to every representative I could get an address for. Why isn’t the IRS prosecuting them for tax fraud?

  • roger gunderson

    Our immigration system has always been a farce.

  • dave

    wasn’t california supposed to sink into the ocean.

    • Sirian

      LOL!!! Yep, you’re right, gee, forgot all about that – where’s FEMA??

    • Brad

      Dave it fell into the sea many decades ago, Brain washed every one of those fruits, flakes and many are nuts.

    • cawmun cents

      You cant drown progressives who have immersed themselves in scat for perpetuity.
      Any more than you can convince folks that legitimate businessmen are evil,and the lawyers that create laws to steal their money are good.
      But the progressive has to do exactly that to convince you that socialism,with the following mask of communism(their means to an end)is better than gubment you’ve been raised your whole life under.
      Otherwise they are just the next extinct species.
      My vote is for the latter,not the former.
      But then again,we will see how our American compatriots vote in November.
      Not that it will matter since its rigged.
      It wont even be fun when they ask for cold water,and there is none for them.
      But thats the price you pay when you put the creation before the creator.
      Their globe is fixing to get warmer than they could possibly imagine.
      But what do I know?
      Apparently very little…….

  • texastwin827

    The comment by David Hayes-Bautista would be funny if it were not so true….HOWEVER, that is not a concern with an illegal alien because they have no intent in paying the bill, to begin with, which is a proven fact.

    If you doubt it, google what it costs us, every year, in medical services through the ER and for their anchor babies in ANY border state. Parkland Hosp in Dallas is an example. Currently, more anchor babies are born to illegal mothers than babies to US citizens (and they don’t pay their bills so guess who gets stuck with it?). A US citizen either has insurance or has to pay for the care to avoid their credit rating from being destroyed. An illegal alien doesn’t care because he has no soc sec # to report bad debts under.

    A $25 insurance premium is just another “expense” that the illegals will not pay for. Why should they when they can get their medical care for free by clogging our ER’s up and using them as clinics. ER’s are required to treat them even if they know they will not be receiving payment and the illegals know it.

    • eddie47d

      Is their health care plan really that bad. It sure beats using the emergency room at 4 times the cost. Now if you don’t like them being here then apply for the jobs they have or your family members should do the same. $3-8 dollars won’t get you far but feel free to step up to the plate. Restaurant workers or even field workers get sick and are injured too so there has to be a back up plan to take care of those injuries.

      • Meteorlady

        Once again Eddie you amaze me. Why would we encourage and reward them? That’s exactly what this does. If you look deeper – the clinics advocating this are using them for head count to get more government money for the next year – our tax dollars.

        They won’t even pay that. They will continue to do what they know is free…..

  • FreedomFighter

    Why work? Yes the socialist have taken America to the point where many are saying

    “why work? the government just steals most of it to give away to buy votes”

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

    • jopa

      Well here we go again.Another one grumbling about Socialism while he sits back waiting for his Socialism Security Check. Hmmmm.

      • Buster the Anatolian

        Since that money (social security) was forceably taken from us we have every right to expect to have it returned to us with interest coumpounded over the lifetime of the forced deductions.

      • Libertytrain

        No kidding Buster – jopa isn’t always playing a thinking kind of character – he’s here just to harass.

        • Rob

          I cant really agree that people that complain collect their “socialism” security checks, That money is the individuals own money that was taken out of their own checks for 30 years or so, that money grew interest as well… The individual is getting their own money back in increments, and most people probably don’t live long enough to get a fraction of their own money back….That’s the way the system works…

      • Meteorlady

        Jopa – people like you really piss me off. My father worked and PAID INTO THE SS system. He is ENTITLED via government promise to get that money back. So kiss off!

        the SS system would be solvent if not for LBJ financing his “revenue neutral” Medicare/Medicaid scheme by stealing from the Trust Fund.


    I think its about time you started calling the ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS just what are.They have not come from the moon or some interrestial world. They are still illegal, they are ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, EXCAPEES from other oppressive countries choosing the USA as a much superior place to excape to and live and work, yet you treat them as leapers. You should be delighted they chose the USA obviously the cheapest transport route as obviously your border protection is very weak or turning a blind eyes? is that your real government policy?

    If you dont want them, suggest they go to Russia or China or perhaps you could suggest that they come to Australia, where we need more real workers. Tell them that they will get FREE MEDICARE by only paying a percentage on the income taxes. 1.5%. Our employers dont have to pay for medicare. We dont want any real criminals like drug dealers or murderers…you can keep them in your many jails being your main industry system. But maybe we are lucky they dont know about our good lifestyle downunder. Perhaps we could do a swap deal with your government …you take some of our Afghani illegals and we take some or your better Aliens…lol

    • Opal the Gem

      Gilly, since you like the illegals so well why don’t you finance three or four boatloads from here to Australia.

    • Sirian

      For God’s sake Gilly, don’t go offering up a “swap” deal. Obummer or Clinton just might well take you up on it. Naw, on second thought, he can’t do that now, he needs their votes. . . BTW, we don’t treat them as “lepers” even though there has been an increase in the number of cases of tuberculosis over the past twenty years. You’re country’s medical system could handle and increase in that area? The origin of that problem lies within the “illegal immigrant” traffic from down south. From that minor case in point, would you really stand there with wide open arms to welcome a mass transfer of say 12 – 15 million? As a reminder. . . they love freebies and I can assure you they will take as much as they possibly can – no holes barred!! Be sure to have plenty of auto insurance – they love to sue after a wreck. Still want ‘em? Up to you I suppose.

      • Meteorlady

        I’ve been getting email from a friend in Australia and seem they have a few problems of their own…. mainly Muslims they have invited to come in. Why would they want our illegal Mexicans and South Americans to drive up their entitlement costs?

    • Buster the Anatolian

      I see Gilly doesn’t much care for the illegals after all since he has no reply to Opal.

    • Meteorlady

      We do no celebrate criminals in this country or at least we didn’t used to. They come here knowingly breaking our laws and then expect us to pay for their existence. They aren’t even respectful enough to learn our language. They cost us billions, the neighborhoods where they live are junk yards, trashed out and riddled with crime.

      They come here for economics instead of staying in their own country and trying to change things they come here for handouts and jobs that bring down our wage scale.

      Meanwhile millions of people world-wide are standing in line waiting to come here LEGALLY. They have waited years and years to do it legally and respectfully. So you advocate that we take in more uneducated and under education people so we can take care of them?

      What about all the AMERICANS that don’t have jobs? What about the jobs that used to pay good wages like concrete, framing, roofing, plumbing, brick laying, tile and finishing work?


    Our wonderful politicians,especially,Obama continues to make it better for illegals.Free housing,free education,free medical and they will even get to vote in the election.Washington could balance the budget if they would cut out all the give away programs and send these lawbreakers back to their country.

    • Meteorlady

      Future Democratic voters.

  • Joey Biden

    Get rid of the Illegals = problem solved.

  • Ron Paynter

    I agree with Joey Biden, If we get rid of these illegal immigrants by deporting them,think of all the savings that would result. We might,as citizens,get our healthcare for $25 a month. Yeah right,our costs would probably go up a hell mof a lot more than $25. That you could count on.

  • http://peresonallibertydigest.. gottaplenty

    We need better men than we have in gov. to do that job, get rid of illegals. If they were worth thier salt they would have done that long ago.

  • myfreedom1776

    And we have to pay these S.O.B’s?? And they take our jobs!!?? What the hell is going on!!?? GET This IDIOT out of office and put Donald Duck in!! I’m sure he can do better!

  • dcjdavis

    Premiering in Calico, (of course…bleccch); but coming soon to your neighborhood.

    What gets me is absolutely everyone (EVERYONE!!!) of voting age knows that we’d save a sight more by not allowing illegals in the first place. It would be impossible not to. So why do some choose to ignore it?

    • Meteorlady

      I’m watching a house get built next door – concrete/foundation crew – no English speaking people. Framing crew – no English. It will be the same when the brick guys get here. I talked to the General Contractor and the people building the house have requested no illegals, but the General says that he cannot hire one single sub-contractor that doesn’t use them.

      Add to that the fact that Charter Cable is laying lines on our street and all are Latinos that aren’t speaking English…..

      We are a small county, yet we are getting higher and higher crime rates and more and more people using our local hospital for their health care needs. Now they are mad because we don’t have programs for their children who cannot speak our language. We have limited school funding and this takes away from citizen children’s’ quality of education.

      Lately they have been showing up at the grocery stores with WIC cards – the way they are dressed they look like they just got here so most are not legal citizens or residents.

  • Meteorlady

    “A restaurant workers’ group and a Los Angeles community clinic are working together to provide illegal aliens with healthcare.” Sure government money flowing to the community clinic and the restaurant workers groups get more followers.

    Nice – only in California… I wish it would just wash into the ocean and get the monkey of the US taxpayers backs. We will probably have to bail these fruits and nuts out because of their policies.

  • Dave Francis (@lostintaxes)

    No discrimination or racial profiling from the Constitutional TEA PARTY, but are against the illegal immigration occupation from any person, from any country who came here without permission. The TEA PARTY comprises of small and large chapters throughout America of every nationality, every race and every religious denomination? Replace all lawmakers, Governors, Mayor, police chiefs and all elected administrators in every federal, state and municipal agency that doesn’t have the same judgment of the Tea Party leaders. If you cherish your freedoms from the corruption in Congress that will benefit all of us, we need a balanced tax code with no subsidies, loopholes for corporations, sugar industry or anybody else; a right to drill on the Peoples public lands and sea with its massive reservoirs of oil, natural gas for the consumer and to alleviate our out-of-control 16 trillion dollar deficit. No more government bail outs for the friends of the Oval Office. Begin ‘Attrition through Enforcement’ by enacting E-Verify to eject illegal aliens from the workplace. Complete coverage of ‘Secure Communities” for every state to locate the foreign criminals. Throw out all the profiteering lawmakers and clean house; put familiar TEA PARTY leaders in their place. Introduce a waste and reduction law, which begins the process of shrinking the size of government. Then according to a recent study by the Heritage Foundation another Comprehensive Immigration Reform package, better known as AMNESTY, would cost taxpayers an estimated $2.6 Trillion dollars to process and complete. Another giant price tag we cannot accept. Currently the 50 states have unfunded mandates of supporting foreign nationals of $113 billion dollars annually and counting.

    Voters need to insist from Congress, specifically from GOP House speaker, John Boehner of Ohio and Dave Camp of Michigan, as the Chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee to stop blocking the 50-state E-Verify bill. Call the Washington switchboard at 202-224-3121 Washington, DC. For further truth, not propaganda on this crisis matter, check with NumbersUSA website, where even Congress consults on immigration matters. Arizona dared to go up against the feds, who are a controlling mega-monster that are to blame for not enacting strict immigration laws. If entry by stealth as visa overstays are or just slipping past the agents at the border was classified as a felony, they numbers of people coming here would have been minimal. Now the U.S government has 20 million plus to contend with and so the best they can do, is antagonize individual states trying to protect their citizens from unfunded mandates. Arizona and a very few other states are ‘carrying the can’ for states as with Sanctuary States like California, Nevada, Colorado who have too much of a mushy backbone to join the fight? Also in the news are illegal aliens stealing $4-2 billion dollars in taxpayers’ money, owing to a gaping loophole in the child tax dependency credit.

  • NIMA

    L.a is becoming more and more populated with undocumented immigrants mostly from Mexico and Central America there are parts of L.A you go to and you would think you are somewhere in Latin America WHY IS THIS? Because L.A encourages and promotes Illegal immigration specifically upon Mexican immigrants L.A wants to make it to where if they commit a non serious misdemeanor they will not report them to immigration officials L.A wants to give them a library I.D card that they could use to open bank accounts and access city services L.a wanted to give them a special type of drivers license L.a gives some of the illegals benefits including healthcare something that many U.S citizens don’t have IF WE LEAVE IT UP TO L.A WE SHOULD JUST OPEN THE BORDER AND LET MORE IN AND IF THEY COME TO L.A WE ROLL OUT THE RED CARPET AND MAKE LIFE EASIER FOR THEM hell if i was in Mexico and heard about all the benefits i could get not even being a citizen i would try to sneak in and run to LOS ANGELES WELL I MUST SAY GOOD JOB TO ARIZONA ALABAMA AND SOUTH CAROLINA for re enforcing immigration laws and STOP ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION STOP THE MEXICANS FROM TRYING TO TAKE OVER OUR BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY THROUGH OVER POPULATING

    • pete0097

      If they want to give them a drivers license, let them give one that is only good in CA. We don’t want them driving here.


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