You Lie: Democrats Vote to Give Free Healthcare to Illegal Immigrants
Hey, it’s not the Democrat politicians’ money, what do they care? A bipartisan working group in the Senate on immigration split down party lines to effectively give illegal immigrants free healthcare.
As Roll Call reported:
The Senate early Saturday morning defeated the amendment to the budget resolution which would have put the Senate on record as opposing access to health care under Medicaid or the Affordable Care Act for undocumented immigrants who get a green card.
Just to clarify, there is ambiguity in the Obamacare law and the GOP’s measure would have resolved it. The Democrats voted in committee to block it. This is what the Obamacare law states:
Does Not Require Proof of Citizenship to Obtain Health Services: While Section 246 (page 143) of the bill expressly prohibits illegal aliens from receiving government-run healthcare, the bill does not include a specific requirement that a person prove his or her citizenship in order to obtain affordability credits, which means that illegal aliens could obtain coverage.
So the Democrats know that this is a flaw in the bill and they refuse to fix it. This is how it works: the Democrats in office want power. In order to get power, they need voters. And to get voters, they bribe them with other people’s money.
What, are American citizens going to finance healthcare for the rest of the world? We could just pay for Canada too, while we’re at it.
Seriously, though, the Democrats made a big to-do when Representative Joe Wilson shouted ‘you lie’ to Barack Obama during a 2009 joint session of Congress after the president claimed that illegal immigrants wouldn’t be ‘insured’ (a euphemism when it comes to Obamacare). Remember this?