Skip to comments.Undocumented Woman Cleared For Liver Transplant After Oregon Hospital Rolls Back 'Archaic' Policy
Posted on 02/08/2018 11:37:03 AM PST by massmike
Silvia Lesama-Santos, a mother of four who is covered by her husbands insurance and has lived in Portland for 30 years, was originally denied care at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) hospital because of her immigration status, the Oregonian reports.
The Oregon chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) took up Lesama-Santos case, putting out a statement on Tuesday calling for the hospital to roll back any policy that limits access to organ transplants based on immigration status. Everyone deserves to have access to life-saving medical care, the statement reads. It is inhumane and cruel to deny care to undocumented members of our community. This is an unfair practice that goes against our values as Oregonians.
Dr. Willscott Naugler, medical director for the liver transplant program at OHSU, told the Oregonian that the hospital had apparently mistakenly equated being undocumented with being uninsured. Its unfortunate that it was recognized just [Tuesday] night and its one of the things that makes us all feel sick and really want to do as much as we can to support this poor family because theyve been through a lot, Naugler said. (Lesama-Santos first sought an evaluation for a liver transplant last year, but the process was halted because she was uninsured at the time, according to the Oregonian.)
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Yes, putting citizens in line in front of illegal aliens would have to be archaic to the Leftists.
When their family member needs a liver, I recommend they go to the back of the line behind all illegal aliens that need one.
She’s just taking the liver transplants Americans don’t want.
Let the ins company pay for the transplant out of its profits.
Incredible, the lovers of illegals have turned Oregon into Oregone!
How much of our federal tax $’s will be wasted on this liver for an illegal.
This will be a death sentence for at least one legal Oregone citizen on the liver transplant list.
Not a dime's worth of difference between them and someone breaking into your home to steal your stuff.
It's OUR national home and OUR stuff they're stealing while trying to convince everyone it belongs to them too.
GTFO of OUR country !
This is wrong. Very wrong. I would NEVER expect to go to the head of the line if I was living illegally in another country. No way would another country do this.
If this & voting, driver licenses, etc. Is how it’s going to be you might as well get rid of the term illegal. As of now it has no meaning.
Health care is NOT a right !!!
Is should be lowercase.
Take the liver from the ACLU...
Married ... Is her husband here legally? 30 years? And she hasn't managed to get legal immigrations status?
Can we AT LEAST DEDUCT the cost of her surgery and healthcare FROM whatever FOREIGN AID we probably send to her country of origin????
Yes. And this precedent will cause a flood of more illegals to invade our country and get transplants, ahead of legal citizens. My brother-in-law just got a liver transplant two months ago. He nearly died when his health nosedived, and was lucky to get a transplant or else he would have died. He's a life-long taxpayer, citizen, and employed others in his company before retiring. These illegal trespassers make me angry, it's theft of our rights as citizens that they aren't booted out.
A friend of my daughter nearly died about a year ago (at age 29), awaiting a liver transplant. I would have been livid, had she been bumped from the list in favor of an illegal.
I was thinking the same thing.
If the Oregon hospital is a state run hospital and offered as a service to citizens it damn well has the right to deny elective services to illegal immigrants.
How are they paying for their insurance? Did they get it through their employer? Whos paying to employ illegal Immigrants over legal citizens?!
>>If this & voting, driver licenses, etc. Is how its going to be you might as well get rid of the term illegal. As of now it has no meaning.
If that’s the way it’s going to be, you might as well git rid of the term ‘citizen’ since it has no meaning. That has been the left’s goal all along.
As well you and I both should be.
Another blood boiling moment, brought to us by bleeding hearts for them, and none for us.
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