From a 2006 article discussing the Department of Health and Human Services teaming up with the National Hispanic Medical Association (and why do we need an HISPANIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION??? The regular one doesn’t serve Hispanics?- don’t get me started!) to benefit “Hispanic health”.
WASHINGTON-The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is teaming up with the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) to provide leadership training, mentoring, education and outreach programs with the hope of improving health among Hispanics.
So, we couldn’t address this without separating “Hispanics” from the rest of the population? Is there a Black Medical Association and an Asian Medical Association to address the needs of only THOSE communities? This is what really ticks me off.. why is the “Hispanic population” being treated separately? I’ll tell you why - because the recent arrivals ARE separate because they don’t want to assimilate nor become Americans by learning our language and becoming American. They want to be Mexicans where they are or Guatemalens or Cubans or Brazilians etc etc. So because they have CUT THEMSELVES OFF FROM AMERICAN SOCIETY WITH THEIR SEPARATE CULTURE AND LANGUAGE they think we need to cater to their group with separate studies and separate Medical Associations? Preposterous! If they had an interest in coming here legally, becoming Americans, learning English etc - there would be no feeling of separation. It’s very simple.
The study goes on to say:
According to NHMA, Hispanics are 1.5 times more likely to get diabetes as non-Hispanic whites and have a 40 per cent higher death rate related to the disease. Hispanics aged 20-74 are also more overweight than non-Hispanic whites, with an 11 per cent higher overweight rate in males and a 26 per cent higher rate in females. They are also more obese, at a 7 per cent higher rate in males and a 32 per cent higher rate among females. Dr. Estevez added that a Hispanic child has a 50 per cent chance of developing diabetes, while the general population has a one-third chance of developing diabetes.
So - again - I say - I am sick and tired of supporting this kind of burden on our health system by illegal aliens and this is how I make this leap from the same source:
In [the year] 2000, only 28 per cent of foreign-born Hispanics were naturalized citizens, a rate lower than the rates of naturalization for other immigrant groups. Among Hispanics who are not citizens, a sizable number are undocumented immigrants
Do the math - it means 73% of Hispanics referred to in this study are ILLEGAL ALIENS. And this is data from the year 2000 - eight years ago. I am certain that this percentage is HIGHER now eight years later, as evidenced by the exploding costs of ESL classes in our schools and the CLOSING of hospitals under the tsunami of indigent care resulting mostly from illegal aliens.
The article goes on to say, Hispanic population in the US is exploding and I can tell you one thing that it isn’t from - and that is from LEGAL immigration. A complaint is made about the lack of “cultural competency and language resources” available to Hispanics. Hey here’s an idea.. if they immigrated here LEGALLY they would learn our language and culture - problem solved! I’m tired of US having to bend over backwards to accomodate THEIR lack of ambition to learn our culture and language. When in ROME do as the ROMANS do!
Growing Health Concern
Hispanic health disparities are growing, even while there are no cultural competency and language resources to address them, said Dr. Rios. The Institute of Medicine (IoM) commissioned a two-year study that came out recently on the disparity of Hispanics requiring new health insurance coverage, safety nets and providers. She said decreasing employer insurance increases the number of uninsured, while decreased federal support for Medicare/Medicaid increases the need and burden on states.
According to the chapter entitled “The Health Status and Health Behaviors of Hispanics,” by Jose L. Escarce, MD, PhD, Leo S. Morales, MD, PhD, and Ruben G. Rumbaut, PhD, within the IoM report, “Hispanics and the Future of America (2006),” the rapid growth in the Hispanic population, and especially in the number of Hispanic youth (anchor babies), represents one of the most dramatic and important demographic trends affecting the United States. Relatively new groups, including Dominicans, Salvadorans, Guatemalans, and Columbians, have grown rapidly, adding their numbers to well-established populations of Mexican, Puerto Rican and Cuban origin.
This shows that this “Hispanic explosion” will increase the burden on states. Is that what we want? Bankrupt our state governments?
This paragraph refers to that Hispanics (73% of which are here illegally) as “our children”. Wrong. Dead wrong. They are not ours. They belong to their parents and their home country, wherever that may be.
View From The White House
Adm. Christina Beato, MD, USPHS, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS, said the disparities found are alarming. “If you look at the disparities report, improvements have been made, but not in the Latino community [to the same degree as others],” she said. “We’re falling behind other racial minorities. The [issues are] obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, strokes, amputations. More alarming is what’s happening to our children.“
Hispanic boys not graduating from high school? Now there’s a shocker! Well I’ll tell you why that is.. it is the CULTURE of many poor HISPANIC countries (Mexico, Latin America - not Spain however) to elevate WORK over EDUCATION and they are importing those “cultural values” to our country and it needs to stop. If you come to the US as a legal immigrant, you need to live like Americans and that involves finishing school. This is why lack of assimilation and acculturation is SO damaging to the society as a whole. It brings the level of that society down to the lowest common denominator.
Declining nutrition and fitness, disintegration of families, and boys not graduating from high school are some of the related issues, she added. “We need to be motivators and leaders of communities and families,” she said. “The largest growing segment is falling behind. We need to do partnerships at all levels-federal, state, businesses, churches, families-because one sector is not going to solve this problem.”
We are in trouble in this country for pandering to the outdated, backwards cultures of poor Hispanic countries. “The largest growing segment is falling behind.” Well I have news for you - if they are our largest growing segment of the population and we are letting them quit school early, not take care of their health etc. then our future is in a world of hurt. The solution is - instead of banking our future on a group of over-breeding (this is supported by much data by the way), uneducated, unhealthy illegal aliens - we need to send them home where they belong and have THEIR country embrace them and take care of them. This American taxpayer lifeboat is just about SUNK.