“Health care should be a human right, not a privilege.” [Darleen Click]
So says Jorge Mariscal, illegal alien now in possession of a “free kidney” after a local pastor helped him browbeat the hospital’s other insured American citizens into paying for the transplant.
To get a head start on his future medical bills, Mariscal started raising money three years ago. Together with Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission in Little Village, he has raised thousands of dollars through benefit concerts and other events.
The Rev. Jose Landaverde, pastor of the mission, said he felt compelled by the Gospel to help Mariscal after hearing his story.
“Jorge is a lot of hope for the community,” he said. “I believe that the Gospel moves us to be in solidarity with one another.”
Aside from his help with fundraising, Landaverde organized a 21-day hunger strike in June against hospitals that denied transplants to patients because of their undocumented status.
Landaverde said that after the strike, in addition to Mariscal’s treatment at Loyola, the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center agreed to evaluate Lorenzo Arroyo, another illegal immigrant, for a possible liver transplant. Rush University Medical Center also placed Arroyo’s brother, Elfego, on a transplant waiting list. Both brothers suffer from primary amyloidosis, a genetic liver disease.
If this church wishes to pay for all this medial care, let ‘em. Otherwise, let the Mexican government pay for the treatment.
But there is no such thing as a free lunch and “healthcare” is as much a human right as plumbing, a 50″ flatscreen or Justin Beiber tickets.
And, as you will note, because Mariscal in his covetousness believes the transplant is his “right,” rather than being grateful for the help, is arrogantly demanding more.
His “pastor” is no Christian and neither is he.
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