April 22, 2024

Denver’s hospitals are at risk of COLLAPSE because of migrant crisis, with one health system providing $17M of unpaid care in just three months

Denver’s hospitals are at risk of COLLAPSE because of migrant crisis

Struggling UCHealth was given $17 million from other hospitals to help care for 5,800 undocumented patients between November and January.

  • Struggling UCHealth was given $17 million from other hospitals to help care for 5,800 undocumented patients between November and January
  • Medics believe this was mostly – if not entirely – spent on caring for migrants, because the data covers people who don’t have a Social Security number
  • It comes as the Colorado city’s Mayor Mike Johnston warns he’s had to cut DMV and Parks & Rec funding ‘in the face of the migrant crisis’ 

Denver’s hospitals are at risk of collapsing due to out-of-control immigration, with one healthcare system providing $17 million in free care in just three months. 

It comes as the Colorado city’s Mayor Mike Johnston warns he’s had to cut DMV and Parks & Rec funding ‘in the face of the migrant crisis’. 

Struggling UCHealth was given $17 million from other hospitals, including $10 million from University Colorado Hospital, to help care for 5,800 undocumented patients between November and January, according to the Denver Post

Medics believe these patients are mostly – if not entirely – migrants, because the data covers people who don’t have a Social Security number or health insurance and were seeking healthcare in the US for the first time. 

And this figure is only the tip of the iceberg. It excludes migrants who had sought care from the system before or those who qualified for emergency Medicaid, which covers undocumented patients in labor or with some life-threatening conditions.

UCHealth’s chief innovation officer Dr Richard Zane told the Post that health workers want to help, but ‘it’s not sustainable’ to keep handing out free care. ‘It’s a societal responsibility; it’s not just a hospital responsibility,’ he said. 

Migrants often come to the US suffering with chronic conditions which they were unable to treat on their journey to North America, and trauma from being trafficked or abused in their home countries, Dr Zane said. 

Many are also in need of the basic care they never had access to at home, such as routine vaccinations or medicine for young children and new mothers. 

On top of this, thousands of migrants end up homeless and suffer with the ailments that come along with this like malnutrition and illness exacerbated by a lack of access to hygiene products. 

Dr Zane said UCHealth has responded by bringing in additional social workers and emergency medics, but getting people housed and insured is a responsibility for the local and federal governments. 

The city’s main public hospital, Denver Health, has already plunged deep into the red after patients received $136 million in treatment they couldn’t pay for, bosses warned.  

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Biden admin diverts Veterans Affairs resources to illegal immigrants

Sen. Tuberville introduced legislation to limit the resources to only be used for veterans

https://thepostmillennial.com/revealed-biden-admin-diverts-veterans-affairs-resources-to-illegal-immigrants

It has been revealed that the Biden administration has been diverting resources from the Veterans Affairs (VA) organization to help illegal immigrants around the country.  

Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) spoke about the matter with Fox Digital in an interview reported on Tuesday morning. The Alabama senator recently introduced a bill titled the “No VA Resources for Illegal Aliens Act” in order to prevent it from happening again.   

Tuberville told the outlet, “They’ve opened up care from the doctors in these [VA] community care systems. The lines now in the VA’s are getting longer. Our funds that are supposed to go to the veterans are going to these illegal immigrants that are coming across.”  

The VA told the news network earlier in December that it has had an interagency agreement with ICE’s Health Service Corps (IHSC) since 2002 to assist with reimbursements using the VA’s Financial Service Center’s processing system when private providers take on medical care for illegal immigrants while they are at ICE detention centers.  

Under the agreement, ICE will pay the processing fees and will reimburse private providers. However, the resources used by the VA’s Financial Service Center has likely gotten overloaded with the mass amount of illegal immigration that has been ongoing over the southern border.   

VA representatives told the outlet there is a “history of a backlog of medical claims which has resulted in veterans getting bills they shouldn’t be getting, and … having dissatisfied community care providers who are not getting paid in a timely manner.” 

The senator was disappointed that the VA has not been able to care for the 19 million veterans across the country while the resources he mentioned have been diverted to help illegal immigrants that have been allowed into the US amidst the ongoing border crisis.   

Tuberville added in the interview, “I think we’ve got a great opportunity to get this, maybe not to a vote, but at least where we discuss it on the floor, where the American people start to understand it.”

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