Misguided support for illegal immigrants

05/25/2014 2:05 PM

05/26/2014 9:34 AM

Re "Health care bill stalls for undocumented immigrants" (Capitol & California, May 24): How can we begin to think of providing free healthcare to people living here illegally when we have an active duty Marine languishing in a Mexican jail?

I can't help but think of the irony of this bill, as we celebrated Memorial Day, that our veterans are dying because they do not have access to healthcare yet we fall all over ourselves to provide free healthcare to people who entered our country illegally.

Annually, our country welcomes three times as many legal immigrants to our country as does the entire European nations. We hear that Medicare is overwhelmed by the shear number of baby boomers and that the Veterans Administration is overwhelmed by returning and aging veterans. Yet liberals think we can provide free, or greatly reduced, medical care for people that are here illegally. I suggest you folks adopt an illegal immigrant and pay for their healthcare.

-- Ed Imsland, Pine Grove

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