It’s an Obama World… Illegal Immigrant Gets Kidney

A world without borders…

Illegal immigrant Jorge Marsical believes “Health care should be a human right, not a privilege.
The Chicago Tribune reported, via Free Republic:

As an illegal immigrant, Jorge Mariscal waited eight years for a kidney transplant he feared would never come.

His persistence paid off Thursday when he underwent the procedure at Loyola University Medical Center.

After years of uncertainties, Mariscal said he’s excited about his future and grateful for the help he received. But he remains frustrated with a health care system that he worries might leave out an untold number of illegal immigrants in need of lifesaving treatments.

“Why can’t we be treated the same?” he asked while sitting in his hospital room. “Health care should be a human right, not a privilege. At least give us the chance to fight for our lives with dignity.”

Mariscal’s treatment is far from over. The pills he’ll need to make sure his body doesn’t reject the new organ can cost upward of $10,000 a year for the rest of his life. And paying for those, just like the surgery, is complicated by his immigration status.

Although Loyola agreed to cover the costs of the transplant, Mariscal will have to pay for the medicine. He applied for a grant through the Simon Bolivar Foundation, a medical nonprofit, that would help cover his first year of anti-rejection pills. But without health insurance, he expects he’ll have to pay for most of his medication.

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  • steve clark

    He says, “Why can’t we be treated the same?” he asked while sitting in his hospital room. “Health care should be a human right, not a privilege. At least give us the chance to fight for our lives with dignity.”

    Who does he think will pay for the “right” to healthcare? It seems that it is kind of hard to live with “dignity” when you sneak across the border and probably lie about your status in order to find a job.

    Story doesn’t say who paid for the surgery and who will pay for his expensive meds. Does he have insurance?

  • ignatz

    “He’s an illegal immigrant, therefore he should die.”

    Said no actual Christian, ever.

  • Inquisition

    Since citizen taxpayers like us are payinge for Jorge’s health care “right,” I declare a right to the divident of this investment. He can come maintain our yard and work in ur neighborhood in exchange. Anything kess would be theft from the people that paid, and wr have a right to defend against theft.

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  • mg4us

    We are a nation of immigrants. .LEGAL Immigrants. . and yes, we need to fix and reform the system to allow in to our country more of those we want with the skills we need to make America strong and prosperous. . .and who are law abiding as well as wanting to assimilate into OUR way of life

    What we do not need are law-breaking low & un-skilled people who come here to take from us, sending money back home, or using us and our systems as wards of the state when not having contributed to it in the first place. . .especially when they cannot or refuse to learn to speak our language. . NO MORE BALLOTS IN SPANISH! ENGLISH ONLY!

    And no more preference to Mexicans just because they can sneak across. . we welcome immigrants of ALL Countries but they need to want to join our way of life and not change it to theirs like with Sharia laws. If they want to practice it in the privacy of their homes. . fine. . but not impose it on others.

    And as for kidney transplants for illegals. . .what about the legal citizens who are waiting for one who cannot afford it. . What about tending for them first??????

  • MAJ Mike

    Another example of how the flood of illegals contributes to our national debt situation.

  • moron

    He needs to sue Loyola for not providing post-op medication!! Clearly unethical and grossly negligent to perform surgery and not provide necessary medication putting his life at risk!! Karma, Loyola.

  • Killer

    “He’s an illegal immigrant, therefore he should die.”

    Said no actual Christian, ever.

    That’s NOT the point! There are more Americans with kidney disease than there are doners, an American citizen is being sentanced to death by giving an illegal a kidney! That’s NOT right!!,

  • mcashc

    This actor fraud was recruited to do one thing : DESTROY OUR COUNTRY. The commies have used PC and racism to get it done. You white idiot democrats. HE HATES WHITE PEOPLE! He is a RACIST first and communism is the tool to DESTROY WHITE CAPITALISM. Lets pick sides and get this over with. Freedom vs racist communism.

  • Sasja

    Ask Loyola why they chose to help an illegal over a citizen and if this choice kept an American child from getting this life-saving procedure when his, or her, parents could not afford it.

  • dba_vagabond _trader

    This makes my blood boil. I worked on a transplant unit and the abuse was staggering. Drug addicts, alcoholics, even a poor woman who was clinically brain dead receiving precious transplants, as a 17 year old girl waited “her turn” Illegals receiving costly scarce organ donations is a disgrace to the medical profession and one of the reasons I left it. Obviously, nothing has changed, in fact it will only become worse for citizens in need with the “fairness” of he11care.

  • Sasja

    These illegals need to return home for their medical care. I understand Cuba has a stellar health care system. They are such humanitarians there, they should welcome these ailing illegals.

  • dba_vagabond _trader

    btw, with the skyrocketing murder rate in old Mexico, why wasn’t there a fresh kidney available to this man in the old country? Hmmm?

  • Murphy’s Law

    The worst part is that he could have gone back to his own country and qualfied for one from his own country’s socialized medical system (assuming that he’s Mexican, like most hispanic illegals are.) but no American illegally OR LEGALLY in Mexico could have qualified for such treatment there. But instead of going home and using his own medical care, he jumps into line here and takes a kidney that an American citizen could have gotten. This is why I support deporting any illegal in need of medical treatment right back to their own country where they can burden their own system instead of ours. But since the Dems are banking on this guy having kids who will likely vote straight-party Dem someday…

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    dear jorge,

    in a world with free people you can’t have a right to things that other people have to work to provide.

  • bigkahuna

    “Why can’t we be treated the same?”

    You can….be treated the same as ther illegals and sent back home you your own country where you can be treated the same as them.

    What part of illegal is too hard for you idiots to understand ?

  • dba_vagabond _trader

    OK, apparently the kidney was donated by his illegal mother. Fine, still disgraceful that American citizens in similar situations are denied the “courtesy” if they don’t have insurance or cash up front.

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  • Injunjoe

    The sob can fight for his life with dignity in his own damn country

  • michael

    ps your national debt was caused by your own greed dont blame others