REPORT: New York City Hospitals and Medical Facilities Are Being Overwhelmed by Continuous Flow of Illegal Aliens

by J Pelkey
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The healthcare system in New York City is under immense pressure due to the continuous flow of illegal aliens.

Hospitals and medical facilities are struggling to cope with the sheer volume of individuals seeking medical care, which is not unexpected. When you introduce tens of thousands of additional people into a system not originally designed to handle such numbers, this is the outcome.


NBC News reported:

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In the past year alone, medical centers across the five boroughs have received nearly 30,000 visits from undocumented migrants seeking medical care, according to data from New York City Health + Hospitals, which operates the city’s public hospitals and clinics. About 300 new babies have been born to migrant moms during that period, most at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, which has seen one-quarter of the overall migrant visits.

“This has been the hardest work I’ve ever done,” said Dr. Ted Long, a senior vice president for New York City Health + Hospitals who helps oversee the city’s health response to the migrants…

For patients whose legal needs aren’t critical emergencies, including U.S. citizens who might be dealing with issues like addiction and eviction, the wait times can be months, or they can be referred to other service providers, she said.

“I’m sure if you talk to anybody else in the city who’s doing this work, there are waiting lists and people are turning people away or referring them to other places,” Retkin said. “If you asked me, ‘Do we need more resources for legal services?’ I would say absolutely, yes.”

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