Lifting HIV/AIDS travel ban will Drive Health Care Costs Higher

President Obama has lifted the HIV/AIDS travel ban and will go into effect after the first of the year. These actions will more than likely drive health care costs higher for everyone and over burden other state programs.

AOL News has reported that
“The law effectively has kept out thousands of students, tourists and refugees and has complicated the adoption of children with HIV.” [1]
On the surface, one could say, why would I care if someone has HIV/AIDS living or traveling in the U.S.? If you are not participating in risky behavior, it is not really an issue. However, there is a deeper issue at hand.

This will cost every American tax payer! This will add another group on the already over-burdened health care system. Just like illegal immigrants that are wandering into our hospitals seeking medical care, this will add another group on the dole. You will have people coming to this country looking for treatment for their HIV/AIDS. Even mothers who are infected will be hoping to birth their children here so they can get medical care, food stamps, Aid for Dependent Children (ADC) and numerous other programs. Once they are born here it is difficult to deport them, because the new born is an American citizen. We already have an estimated 20 million illegal Mexicans in our country, which is bankrupting many state programs and over taxing hospitals.

If they are here in this country and seek medical treatment they cannot be turned away by law. Many students stay here after going to school and some just disappear into the night. Immigration does not have the ability to round up all these people, and many cities and states look the other way when it comes to illegal immigrants.

This bill will encourage thousands of people with this condition to come here looking for a free ride. This is horrible policy. This only seeks to grow support for the Democratic Party base and more than likely lead to more voter fraud. This concern is not about spreading HIV/AIDS, because most of the high risk groups have changed their behavior. Those who have not, are going to reap what they sow anyway. American tax payers should not be responsible for the medical treatment or the support of the world’s people. As a country we are the most generous, caring country that the world has ever even known, but we cannot sacrifice ourselves to help a few or we will not be able to help anyone.

We need to contact our representatives and demand that this policy is overturned.


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