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Hot Air » Blog Archive » Obama’s solution on illegals and health care? Amnesty

September 18, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Obama wants to grant these currently illegal immigrants rights because he wants votes.  Simple as that.  Its the basis of the Dem method.  Give handouts, get votes, make people dependant on your handouts.  Result:  Losers who live off the government who will never vote for anyone who threatens their handouts.

Obama has already done an end run around illegal immigration with the health care bill that no one else seems to have noticed.  Obama said that federal funds will reimburse hospitals that treat illegals.  Currently, the state covers it and in states like California, which pretty much accepts anyone, this runs over $1 billion per year.  I am sure if the feds pay that bill they will happily expand those treatment options.

The Washington Times reports that Barack Obama has finally concluded that Joe Wilson was right, and that ObamaCare presents a big problem in handling illegal immigrants.  Fortunately, the White House has found a solution to the problem.  No, they’re not going to beef up enforcement or require identification before receiving subsidies and services.  They’re just going to offer amnesty so that no one’s illegal anymore:

President Obama said this week that his health care plan won’t cover illegal immigrants, but argued that’s all the more reason to legalize them and ensure they eventually do get coverage.

He also staked out a position that anyone in the country legally should be covered – a major break with the 1996 welfare reform bill, which limited most federal public assistance programs only to citizens and longtime immigrants.

“Even though I do not believe we can extend coverage to those who are here illegally, I also don’t simply believe we can simply ignore the fact that our immigration system is broken,” Mr. Obama said Wednesday evening in a speech to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. “That’s why I strongly support making sure folks who are here legally have access to affordable, quality health insurance under this plan, just like everybody else.

Mr. Obama added, “If anything, this debate underscores the necessity of passing comprehensive immigration reform and resolving the issue of 12 million undocumented people living and working in this country once and for all.”

Republicans said that amounts to an amnesty, calling it a backdoor effort to make sure current illegal immigrants get health care.

Hot Air » Blog Archive » Obama’s solution on illegals and health care? Amnesty

  1. November 15, 2009 at 11:17 am

    why haven’t there been a website set up so the american people can cast their votes on illegal immigration.this issue shouldn’t be left to obama’s decision alone this is supposed to be a domocratic society

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