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Do you think Douglas County should provide free prenatal care for immigrants who otherwise wouldn't receive it?

Yes. 37% 129 votes

No. 59% 203 votes

Unsure. 3% 12 votes

344 total votes

Comments

Lawrence Morgan 1 year, 12 months ago

I am stunned by the lack of kindness here, whether it be Christianity, the Jewish Faith, Muslim, whatever. Do these people think of anything but themselves?

My suspicion is also that most of them do not have kids. How could they have kids and have this attitude?

We need to get rid of "anonymous" on well commons and let people speak with their true names.

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OonlyBonly 1 year, 12 months ago

Not only no but Heck NO! Provide services for AMERICANS!

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Christina Hoffman 1 year, 12 months ago

Ok this has been bothering me since the article was released. I would like to state last year I was one of the ones sent to Leavenworth health department because our insurance didnt cover my pregnancy and we fell through the cracks for any other help. No we shouldn't be getting illegal immigrants free care in town when those of us who are not illegal and truly are in need can not get a break. I called every place in Lawrence and asked if paying cash with out insurance i could get a break on prenatal care and guess what?!! No or very little. So i had to go out of town. It just irks me that someone else who is not from this country can get free care but we cannot take care of our own.

Before you crazy people lay into us about having a child when we clearly could not afford to pay out of pocket, we were on birth control and used it like it should have been used. we already had two children one of which is special needs and we did not want any more children. apparently god had other plans for us.

As far as the medical card system is concerned its broken. we fell though the cracks because they only take income standards for the unborn, mother and father they dont consider the income of the parents as to support the other children in the house. To make it more broken my daughter was covered the min she was born but they would not cover my prenatal care to make sure they did not have an unhealthy child to take care of her entire life.

Defiantly broken they will not cover the prenatal care to make sure the child is born well but will cover the unhealthy child for life. Soo much cheaper right? ( note the sarcasm)

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Christina Hoffman 1 year, 12 months ago

Ok this has been bothering me since the article was released. I would like to state last year I was one of the ones sent to Leavenworth health department because our insurance didnt cover my pregnancy and we fell through the cracks for any other help. No we shouldn't be getting illegal immigrants free care in town when those of us who are not illegal and truly are in need can not get a break. I called every place in Lawrence and asked if paying cash with out insurance i could get a break on prenatal care and guess what?!! No or very little. So i had to go out of town. It just irks me that someone else who is not from this country can get free care but we cannot take care of our own.

Before you crazy people lay into us about having a child when we clearly could not afford to pay out of pocket, we were on birth control and used it like it should have been used. we already had two children one of which is special needs and we did not want any more children. apparently god had other plans for us.

As far as the medical card system is concerned its broken. we fell though the cracks because they only take income standards for the unborn, mother and father they dont consider the income of the parents as to support the other children in the house. To make it more broken my daughter was covered the min she was born but they would not cover my prenatal care to make sure they did not have an unhealthy child to take care of her entire life.

Defiantly broken they will not cover the prenatal care to make sure the child is born well but will cover the unhealthy child for life. Soo much cheaper right? ( note the sarcasm)

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collective82 1 year, 12 months ago

For all of those that said "what would Jesus do?" Christ also said follow the law. I said no because we are such a welfare state we are drowning in debt paying for all those that don't. If they want good laws work in their own community to make it better there. Detroit is doing it, and personally we have a system to allow people in but they choose the easy ILLEGAL route. Stop sympathizing for easily to determine lawbreakers. Once we say enough is enough we can focus on taking care of our own issues and not everyone else. If we starve our kids to feed other people's kids we have no future, we are failing and need to rebuild ourselves to help others further down the road.

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starburst 1 year, 12 months ago

Wow! Hard to believe 60% of people are against support. If you are a Christian, I think you should ask the all-important question: What would Jesus do? I can't imagine he would want any mother or child to suffer based on their citizenship status. Do you think he would have asked for proof of citizenship before feeding and clothing the poor? Even from a selfish point of view, providing care now saves thousands of dollars later when problems arise. It just makes sense.

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ksjayhawk74 1 year, 12 months ago

Anyone who votes that illegal immigrants should not get medical care needs to really think about their values.

What would Jesus do? If you believe that Jesus would not want illegals to have medical care, you are terribly wrong.

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blogme 1 year, 12 months ago

Why is this question ambiguous as to legal or illegal immigrants? If you don't give a dang about our laws, then you don't get free health care.

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Gary Anderson 1 year, 12 months ago

10 cents of prevention is better than hundreds of dollars of cure...that is the smart thing to do.

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Gary Anderson 1 year, 12 months ago

10 cents of prevention is better than hundreds of dollars of cure...that is the smart thing to do.

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raw_sunflower 1 year, 12 months ago

I have to wonder if the people who voted no are "pro-life."

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