Thursday, August 12, 2004

Want strings with that?

Over at Respectful of Otters, Rivka’s got an excellent summary of how our brilliant administration once again takes a great idea (in this case, Federal funds to reimburse hospitals for expenses incurred by illegal immigrants) and turns it bad. In fact, wholly ineffective. So they get credit for doing something "good" while hamstringing it in the process, so it turns out to be an empty promise.

Now, I can understand the government wanting to make sure they’re *only* paying for illegal immigrants (and not those evil uninsured American citizens… ‘cuz, you know… *that* would be a travesty!), but you’d think they’d at least take steps to reassure the patients that any information they provide re: their immigration status will remain off-limits to any deportation investigation/ proceedings.

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