Yuma Medical Center President and CEO Dr. Robert Transchel says the hospital receives no government funds for migrant patient care, straining medical resources.
Migrant patients are overwhelming a border town’s sole hospital, straining medical resources and placing the facility on the brink of collapse without sufficient funding to accommodate the influx of people.
Dr. Robert Transchel, the president and CEO of Yuma, Arizona’s Yuma Regional Medical Center, told co-hsot Rachel Campos-Duffy Sunday on “Fox & Friends Weekend” that the problem is nothing new.
“It’s been a long journey,” he said. “We’ve been at this for well over a year now. We tracked our uncompensated care for a period of over six months, and we calculated that we’ve provided over $20 million in uncompensated care to the migrants crossing the border.” Read more…