Daily Archives: May 10, 2010

Should Rockwall County pay health care bills of ID-less indigent people?

Williamson County Commissioners have decided to stop paying health care costs for indigent adults and children who don’t have valid Social Security cards.

Should Rockwall County Commissioners do the same thing?

Williamson County Judge Dan A. Gattis said last week that he wanted to ensure that there was enough money for the residents of their County who qualified for indigent care to remain covered.

The decision — which came in a unanimous vote on April 27 — was not based on race, Gattis said.

“We are running out of money,” he said.

Click here to read more about Williamson County’s decision.

Although I’m opposed to blanket amnesty to illegals, I have to question the wisdom of such a decision – at least with regard to emergency medical services.

What if one of our “legal” US criminals robs a store and shoots a clerk who may be an indigent illegal? Do we just turn our heads?

What if a child of an illegal is abused? Do we just let him/her suffer without helping?

I think all of God’s children deserve mercy and health care….but perhaps with some limits, too.

What do you think?

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