“Since President Joe Biden took office and the southern border has been overrun with immigrants from all over the world, the cost of unpaid care at Denver Health has risen dramatically,” reports Cortney Weil of The Blaze. “In 2020, the hospital had about $60 million in unpaid care. By 2022, that number more than doubled to $125 million and then jumped another $11 million last year, bringing the total amount of unpaid care at Denver Health in 2023 to a whopping $136 million.”
“Those numbers coincide with the significant rise in illegal immigrants entering the city in the last few years. According to Dr. Steven Federico, the chief government and community affairs officer for Denver Health, the hospital treated 8,000 new patients from South and Central America in the last year, and those patients alone accounted for 20,000 hospital visits.”
Dr. Federico added that the medical needs sought by the new population included dental emergencies, mental health counseling, and childbirth.