Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Arizona Bill Would Require Hospitals Check Citizenship Status of Patients: Health care not sick care

In news from Arizona, Republican lawmakers are pushing a bill that would require doctors and nurses to check on the citizenship status of their patients. Under the bill, hospitals would be required—when admitting non-emergency cases— to confirm that a person seeking care is a U.S. citizen or in the country legally. The bill has sparked outrage in the medical profession.

1 comment:

  1. This egregious bill is part of a larger attack on the healthcare of marginalized populations. Look at the new bills the House is about to consider that essentially strip women of their access to reproductive health. This is outrageous and criminal.