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originally posted by: agenda51
a reply to: 3n19m470
problem is it requires us to use resources when the real threat is china but whatever.
some of you folks might want to check out REX84. This has all been wargamed.
originally posted by: pointessa
originally posted by: BrianFlanders
originally posted by: LordAhriman
You do realize that you have to have a social security number to draw welfare, right? Healthcare is all they can get, because emergency rooms can't turn people down.
No, but they can tell you there's nothing wrong with you and tell you to get out. Had it happen to a relative of mine who is a US citizen and paid for premium health insurance all her life and was actually entitled to be covered under medicare (or whatever retired seniors get).
She was very ill and they sent her back home for several days in a row until she finally collapsed right in front of them and ended up in the hospital for a month. They admitted her only because she almost died. If they run a couple of standard tests and they come back negative, that's it. They don't care if you're in pain or you're having serious symptoms. They'll tell you there's nothing wrong with you.
Something tells me these people won't get crap at American hospitals even if they do have health problems. Hospitals are businesses. They don't give a damn about people.
I am a nurse, and that is not true. You do not need a social security number to get on welfare or medicaid. I have taken care of a number of patients with no SS they just put a bunch of 0s in the info slots where ss is required. People that are really ill, come here just to get the medical care. I work with dialysis patients and there are a number that are illegal and drawing massive benefits. In some cases the taxpayers are even paying for taxis to and from treatments that cost thousands of dollars each and they get them 3or 4 times a week for life.
I saw it happen 5 times in a row with someone who had a history of stroke and went in with a severe headache and ear pain and nausea and so forth. They gave her a few tests, told her she was fine and they didn't have any beds and sent her home with antibiotics.