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Americans at the border feel abandoned by Biden while COVID positivity rages among migrants



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By Jenny Goldsberry

Sara Carter was in McAllen, Texas Wednesday interviewing locals about migrants’ COVID-19 positivity rates. According to some Border Patrol officials, it’s as high as 20%. Carter reported the story on Hannity Wednesday.

One resident said the narrative from the Biden administration is that these infected migrants will be quarantined and provided with personal protective equipment. “It’s a lie, because I watched it being broken constantly,” he told Carter. He admitted that he’d only stopped by a processing facility for fifteen minutes on one occasion.

However, his observation was confirmed by Catholic Charities Director Sister Norma Pimentel. The director told CBS News that the spaces meant for quarantine are crowded. “It got to a point where that space is not even readily available,” Pimentel said.

“We have compassion,” another resident told Carter. “But at the same time, this is in our backyard. What about our children? What about our families?” Meanwhile, President Biden leaves the border wide open “exposing everyone,” she said.

Yet another resident told Carter he’d like to tell Biden: “We’re dying. Help us. You’re doing this to us.”

“Residents are frustrated, they’re angry,” Carter said. “They say they’ve been abandoned by the Biden administration.”

Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) recently passed an amendment to give Immigration and Customs Enforcement more resources to be able to detain these sick migrants. Otherwise, ICE will have no other choice but to release them all over the country.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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Elizabeth Warren Acknowledges Unintended Consequences of Obamacare



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Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, a longtime supporter of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, is now acknowledging the unintended consequences of the healthcare legislation, particularly its impact on industry consolidation and rising healthcare prices.

Warren, who has been a vocal proponent of Obamacare, has recently had what the Wall Street Journal reported as an “epiphany” regarding the consequences of the healthcare law. In a letter addressed to the Health and Human Services Department inspector general, Warren, along with Senator Mike Braun of Indiana, expressed concerns about vertically-integrated healthcare companies potentially increasing prescription drug costs and evading federal regulations.

According to reports from Fox News, the bipartisan letter highlighted issues with the nation’s largest health insurers allegedly bypassing Obamacare’s medical loss ratio (MLR). According to Warren, these insurers, through vertical integration, have manipulated the system, leading to “sky-high prescription drug costs and excessive corporate profits.”

The senators detailed how conglomerates, like UnitedHealth Group, with ownership across various healthcare sectors, could inflate medical payments to pharmacies and, by realizing those payments on the pharmacy side, appear to comply with MLR requirements while retaining more profits.

Moreover, despite the Democrats’ argument that the MLR would benefit patients, it has incentivized insurers to merge with or acquire pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), retail and specialty pharmacies, and healthcare providers. This, in turn, has made healthcare spending less transparent, as insurers can allegedly shift profits to their affiliates by increasing reimbursements.

Warren, who has consistently voted against Obamacare repeal efforts, notably advocated for a “Medicare for All” proposal during her 2020 presidential campaign. Despite her prior support for the healthcare law, Warren’s recent concerns about its unintended consequences have raised questions about the long-term effects of Obamacare and its impact on the healthcare industry.

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