Dangerous Smuggling Strains Arizona Hospitals
As the U.S. government tightens security along the border with Mexico, nearby hospitals are seeing an increasing number of serious injuries in their emergency rooms.
Many uninsured illegal immigrants cannot afford to pay for this medical care, so more hospitals are forced to foot the bill.
From smugglers' use of unsafe, overcrowded vehicles to immigrants who can't -- or won't -- pay for treatment, medical resources along the border are being strained. Amid the argument over who should pay, hospitals on both sides of the border are looking for answers.
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