Massachusetts showers illegals with $35M in free health care, meds, physical therapy

Do you want free health care, free medications, free dental care, and free physical therapy?
Just renounce your U.S. citizenship and become an illegal resident of the State of Massachusetts, and you’ll be showered with all the goodies.
illegals demand free stuff
The nonpartisan citizens’ watchdog group Judicial Watch reports on Jan. 20, 2015, that although it violates both state and federal law, Massachusetts spent tens of millions of dollars to give illegal immigrants medical care—including prescription drugs, physical therapy and dental services—through its taxpayer-funded healthcare program for low-income individuals.
Tax-paying residents of the Bay State should be outraged, to say the least. The information comes straight out of a scathing report that contains the findings of an investigation conducted by Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne Bump. It reveals that questionable or prohibited medical claims totaling $35,137,347 were reimbursed by the state’s Medicaid agency known as MassHealth. A chunk of it went to non-emergency services for illegal immigrants, according to the audit.
MassHealth costs are divided between the state and federal government to provide healthcare for the poor. Established regulations at both the federal and state level specifically forbid undocumented immigrants from receiving coverage for non-emergency treatment in government-funded Medicaid programs nationwide. Each year MassHealth doles out more than $10.8 billion so that 1.4 million eligible people—legal residents—who can’t afford medical treatment can access it. Of the more than $35 million that funded treatment for illegal aliens, $27.8 million went to inpatient and outpatient services, the probe found. The rest was spent on prescription drugs ($3.6 million), dental services ($1.7 million) and rehabilitation and physical therapy ($1.9 million).
The investigation covers a small period that runs from July 2011 to December 2012 so it only represents a snippet of the actual waste and violations. Evidently MassHealth officials know exactly what they’re doing and hide behind their own interpretation of federal and state rules, according to Bump, the state auditor. “In the course of the audit we saw that MassHealth regularly substituted its own judgment for that of the medical professional in determining whether to cover a service,” Bump said in a statement announcing her findings. “Based on our understanding of the plain language in the regulations, MassHealth Limited is paying for ineligible services, and the tab is costly.”
American taxpayers have long been stuck with the exorbitant cost of providing illegal immigrants with medical care. In fact, Judicial Watch has been reporting it for years, citing figures provided by state, federal and county governments. Besides spending billions of dollars annually as a nation to medically treat illegal aliens, here are  a couple of exceptional cases reported by JW over the years:

  • In California, the state with the nation’s largest illegal immigrant population, offers illegals free organ transplants and the costly follow-up treatment required after the complicated surgery.
  • In Scott County, Minnesota, the public paid for an incarcerated illegal alien’s $50,000 penis pump because it was billed as an “emergency” medical procedure.

The list goes on and on. The problem has gotten so out of control that a few years ago a Democratic congressman from Ohio introduced legislation requiring foreign countries to reimburse American taxpayers for the exorbitant medical expenses of illegal immigrants. The measure, known as the PAYBACK  Act (Preventing All Your Bucks from Aiding non-Citizens is Key) was estimated to save the U.S. government billions annually and ensure that public funds were not used to finance healthcare services for illegal immigrants. The bill was referred to the House Subcommittee on Border, Maritime and Global Counterterrorism for consideration but didn’t get very far after that.
For all the posts we’ve published on the illegals problem, go to our “Illegal Immigration” page.
~Éowyn

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DCG
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DCG

“Tax-paying residents of the Bay State should be outraged” Only if they know about it…there’s nothing on the Boston Globe about this, shocker!

 
Northerngirl
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Northerngirl

This is all disgusting! We end up paying for the snakes one way or the other though. When illegals are seen in hospitals and clinics their inability to pay is just added to our tab in higher medical procedure costs, etc. We really do have a country full of politicians with nonfunctioning brains who just keep kicking the can down the road. It’s all just about how their vote makes them look and grabbing all the power and money they can in the time their terms allot them.

 
TrailDust
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TrailDust

The Moonbats run this state. It’s been that way for a long time. We are surrounded by people who look normal. But then you see all the Obama and Elizabeth Warren stickers, and realize there has been some kind of mass lobotomy.

 
art
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art

Being a Taxachusetts native and also a vet and senior I have had to use the medical system for a couple of possible terminal issues. Besides Medicare which comes out of my Social Security I pay for my own medigap and drug coverage insurance. During the past year or two I have been “covertly” hinted that “no we cannot help you. There are millions of young deserving immigrants and recently released convicts who have not had insurance until now that take precedence over non contributors like yourself The waiting area in the clinic my PCP is in began looking like… Read more »

Nancy
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Reblogged this on "OUR WORLD".

 
Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Dr Eowyn, this is a most profound bit of information. Thank you for bringing it to us.

 
Sam Adams
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Sam Adams

How about out of state’rs who cross the border with fictitious addresses to glom free healthcare?

 
Patrick
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Patrick

Who cares? It’s just money taken from American middle class working people? It’s just the way the overpaid, over pensioned, government overlords do things in modern America!

 
cav medic
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cav medic

Blah, blah, blah, blah, is a waste of time.
Start shooting.
That is all.

 
lawkota
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Nobody is a U.S. CITIZEN unless you have been sworn in by the UNITED STATE’S IMMIGRATION SERVICE’S. Go to FAMGUARDIAN.ORG Your Constitution state’s your a CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATE’S Wake up America read YOUR UNITED STATE’S CONSTITUTION.
Ronald Freeland Law. God Blessed your America!!!

 
Dave
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Dave

I wonder how many real Americans there are in the People’s Republic of Taxachusetts that have lost their jobs and health insurance and can’t even afford a visit to their doctor?
I bet it’s a bunch.
-Dave

 
lawkota
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The World know’s America is “LAND OF THE FREE” Which mean’s to ALL OF THE ILLEGAL’S” it’s called “LAND OF THE FREE HANDOUT’S”. Let America’s tax payer’s support the World? that’s how YOUR CORRUPT GOVERNMENT THINK’S. Do you ever wonder why America is BROKE? Your gov begged China for 1 trillion dollar’s in 2012.
Ronald Freeland Law..

 
mario
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when it comes to politics people get so emotional,they would rather belive an obvious lie than a proven truth.