Illegal immigrants taking beds from local residents in Arizona hospital

Illegal immigrants taking beds from local residents in Arizona hospital

THE SIGNAL

Yuma’s main hospital put a price tag on the border crisis, with its officials telling lawmakers Thursday that it spent $26 million last year on uncompensated care for the wave of illegal immigrants who threaten to swamp the southwestern Arizona facility.

Dr. Robert Trenschel, president and CEO of Yuma Regional Medical Center, said migrants are particularly stressful patients, needing everything from dialysis to heart surgery to prenatal care — often the first such care pregnant mothers have ever received.

And when babies are b …

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