Over at News-Leader.com Forums I am being called "hysterical," among other things, because I have suggested that illegal aliens are carrying infectious diseases from Mexico (and actually other foreign lands) into our country and infecting American citizens with diseases we had, in some cases, eradicated and others, nearly eradicated. Since my credibility is under attack and I am being painted as hysterical and an alarmist I did a little research this morning.
Here is what I found from the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons Volume 10 Number 1 Spring 2005 edition:
This entire research paper, replete with footnotes, spells out the problems created by illegal aliens on our American Health Care System.
To date, due to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act of 1985 (EMTALA) (Read it here: EMTALA Full Text) 84 California hospitals are closing their doors due to hospital bankruptcies. EMTALA, forces our hospitals to treat the conditions of illegal aliens without Federal reimbursement. Though the Federal Government mandates this treatment they do not pay the hospitals for the expenses incurred by treating disease, or for delivering babies or even for treating a cough or sniffly nose. All that is required is for the illegal alien to claim he/she needs "emergency" treatment.
Among the diseases PROVEN re-introduced into America by ILLEGAL ALIENS who have crossed the border without health screening or examination:
Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB)
Chagas disease, also known as American trypanosomiasis or "kissing bug disease"
Dengue fever, which while not fatal, per se, causes dengue hemorrhagic fever which is routinely fatal
Hepatitis A ,B, and C are resurging
The research paper goes on to issue "A Proposal to Prevent Medical Cataclysm." Among its suggestions is the CLOSING OF OUR BORDERS.
Hysterical? I think not. Look at the facts, this research is a must read.