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"I would be a moron to say that's okay," says taxpayer Ron Kaplan. "It's not okay."
Kaplan is a taxpayer and doesn't like how his money is being used.
"People coming here and having babies on our time is not the way to do business," says Kaplan.
Hospitals can't ask patients if they're illegal immigrants, but make the determination after checking whether they have Social Security numbers, birth certificates or other documents. Kaiser says the 3 highest spenders on emergency Medicaid for illegal immigrants in 2011 were New York ($528 million), Texas ($331 million) and Florida ($214 million).
"I think it's good," says new mother Rosemary Cavassa.
Cavassa's from Brazil and has lived in the U.S. for 16 years. She had insurance, but it still cost her thousands.
"Some people really need it, they don't have insurance," says Cavassa. "So if they need it, they need it."
In the past, Florida could not turn patients away, but last year the Sunshine State changed its policy until a judge ruled against the state. It's currently on appeal. If you see money being wasted, log onto our website and click on WASTE WATCH and let us know about it.
Saturday, February 23 2013, 12:50 AM CST
Couple's bodies found in their Blount County home
May 20, 2013 20:14 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Blount (blunt) County sheriff's office says preliminary results of autopsies on the bodies of a couple found dead in their home in Louisville (LEW'-ihs-vil) show their deaths are consistent with murder-suicide.
Marian O'Briant said in an email that it appears 54-year-old Steven Adkins shot 53-year-old Rebecca Adkins, then shot himself.
O'Briant said a family member found the bodies Sunday night. It wasn't clear how long they had been dead.
United 787 takes to the skies
HOUSTON (AP) -- United Airlines has one of its 787 aircraft back in the air.
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AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: FINANCIAL TIMES SITS HACKED
LONDON (AP) -- Another attack on a media site -- and again, one that is being claimed by the Syrian Electronic Army.
BRAS A FIRE HAZARD?
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- We haven't heard this much about the threat of bra burning since the days of the women's liberation movement.