OBAMA: "The reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally." One congressman, South Carolina Republican Joe Wilson, shouted "You lie!" from his seat in the House chamber when Obama made this assertion. Wilson later apologized.
THE FACTS: The facts back up Obama. The House version of the health care bill explicitly prohibits spending any federal money to help illegal immigrants get health care coverage. Illegal immigrants could buy private health insurance, as many do now, but wouldn't get tax subsidies to help them. Still, Republicans say there are not sufficient citizenship verification requirements to ensure illegal immigrants are excluded from benefits they are not due.
So illegal immigrants will be denied walk-in health care?
I doubt it.
And who will be billed?.... no-one?
The problem of illegal immigrants in our health care system is not about 'entitlements' because legally - they are not entitled to much at all - outside basic human rights.
Is health care a right? Not in this country.... or at least, not for us.
The politicos however, are covered forever, for free. Go figure.
And by the way... where are all the doctors and nurses going to come from?
I bet the gang at the insurance lobby are partying it up right now... along with their Big Pharma buddies....