Martin County Hospital - costs for illegal immigrants
Martin County Hospital - costs for illegal immigrants
Government hearing where Mary Clayto of the Martin County Hospital in Florida describes the costs and problems the hospital has incurred treating illegal immigrants. The INS provides no assistance in deporting these individuals.

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00:00:15
Carol Plato - Director of Corporate Business Services for Martin Memorial Medical Center.

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Martin Memorial Health Systems, PO Box 9010, Stuart, Florida 34995, (772) 223-5656, Fax: (772) 223-5622 - MMHS.com

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"In 2001 we had a Guatemalan, an illegal patient, in our hospital. He was there from 2001 until 2003. He had over $1.5 million in healthcare services."

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"Currently, as of today, I have a patient from Mexico who has been in my hospital for 760 days. He has severe brain damage, he has no family, no friends. His charges to date for almost 2 years is $1.5 million and we have contacted the Mexican Consulate four times; we have contacted Immigration, and nobody will help us return this patient to Mexico."

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"If somebody comes into our emergency rooms, we don’t turn them away, but if somebody comes into our emergency room and they have renal failure, and they require dialysis -- right now I have six patients, illegal, undocumented patients that we are seeing every 3 days for renal dialysis."

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