October 22nd, 2013
08:59 PM ET

U.S. taxpayers paying for terrorists' health care

New details are emerging tonight about the health of Abu Anas al Libi - who's being tried in NY for his suspected role in the deadly U.S. embassy bombings in Africa.

Al Libi is suffering from advanced stage hepatitis C.

His family says he needs a liver transplant and while his lawyer says that's not true - experts say Al-Libi's trial will be prolonged, which may make it necessary.

That means taxpayers would pick up a big tab.

Chris Lawrence is OutFront with what it would cost and how much taxpayers pay for terrorist healthcare.

Filed under: Health • News • Terrorism
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. John

    I don't need him alive for anything. So I op out of paying for anything. I will miss one day of work just so my share of tax money in my mind wasn't used. Can't collect if I didnt get payed.

    October 22, 2013 at 11:13 pm | Reply
  2. Paul

    The issue should not be does a terrorist get this or that? That is a loaded emotional distraction. The issue is: how do we treat criminals in the United States of America? The answer is that we don't deny criminals needed medical treatment because to do so would be a violation of the 8th Amendment on cruel and unusual punishment. It is about who we are as a country, not who they are as a criminal.

    October 22, 2013 at 10:45 pm | Reply

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