November 27, 2007

IMPORTING THE SUPERIOR CULTURE:

Study finds immigrants' use of healthcare system lower than expected: UCLA researchers find that Latinos in the U.S. illegally are 50% less likely to visit emergency rooms (Mary Engel, 11/27/07, Los Angeles Times)

By federal law, hospitals must treat every emergency, regardless of a person's insurance -- or immigration -- status. Illegal immigrants, who often work at jobs that don't offer health insurance, are commonly seen as driving both the closures and the crowding.

But the study found that while illegal immigrants are indeed less likely to be insured, they are also less likely to visit a doctor, clinic or emergency room.

"The current policy discourse that undocumented immigrants are a burden on the public because they overuse public resources is not borne out with data, for either primary care or emergency department care," said Alexander N. Ortega, an associate professor at UCLA's School of Public Health and the study's lead author. "In fact, they seem to be underutilizing the system, given their health needs."

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 27, 2007 11:44 AM
Comments

If it's the "superior culture," how is it that the murder rate in Mexico is 2-3 times ours?

Posted by: PapayaSF at November 27, 2007 2:02 PM

Is there anyone left in Mexico?

We should just annex it and be done with the whole thing.

Posted by: Benny at November 27, 2007 3:13 PM

No PapayaSF, OJ considers it a superior culture because he thinks Mexicans are very religious and anti-homosexual, proving only that he doesn't know very many Mexicans.

Posted by: Brandon at November 27, 2007 4:32 PM

"We should just annex it and be done with the whole thing."

I agree.

Posted by: James K. Polk at November 27, 2007 6:26 PM

PapayaSF, it's the superior culture because we get the cream of Mexico, as we get the cream of all the cultures who have come here. The lazy stay home, and the corrupt stay and exploit them. A wonderful way to keep our numbers of both down....

Posted by: Robert Mitchell Jr. at November 27, 2007 11:54 PM

If it's the cream of Mexico standing on street corners, dealing drugs, and joining warring gangs mere blocks from where I live, then Mexico is in worse shape than I thought.

Posted by: PapayaSF at November 28, 2007 2:11 AM

Scorcese, Coppola, etc. think such are creamy.

Posted by: oj at November 28, 2007 7:14 AM
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