The state of California may be about to sign the death warrant for Medicaid. A new bill proposed by Democrat state Senator Ricardo Lara aims to allow illegal immigrants access to Medicaid programs. Clearly, other Dems in the Senate see this as a wonderful progressive step forward into the kind of future they think all folk in America should have. The reality may be very much different.
Once news gets out that illegal migrants can access Medicaid, what is there to stop any single person in Mexico (or the rest of the world for that matter) from coming in and demanding care? In fact, who could blame them?
The US healthcare industry (including hospitals) takes a lot of stick from all sides, but comparatively, it is still one of the best in the world…And also one of the most expensive. And who pays for it? The taxpayer, that's who. Can anyone blame a single migrant for wanting access to healthcare? If you had a sick family member and knew you could make them better if we illegally crossed a border…Would you do it?
If you want to know what the future of American healthcare looks like if this goes through, look no further than Britain with its National Health Service (NHS). It is now jokingly called the INTERNational Health Service by those who are sick of falling standards and decreasing quality of care. You see, when someone turns up at a hospital, it would be considered “racist” to ask if they are a citizen (the only people entitled to use the service). Consequentially, people fly in from all over the world to have their illnesses and problems treated at the taxpayer's expense.
And it is, of course, on the verge of collapse.