posted on Sep, 19 2009 @ 02:35 PM
Originally posted by Walkswithfish
The president doesn't need to say a lot, that is the problem, when he does, someone will always put spin on it, either in context or out, whichever
suits the political objectives.
Exactly. No matter what he says, people spit it. (
I meant "spin") The only way to know what he's saying is to listen to what he SAYS.
The current incarnation of health care reform, while the language prohibits the coverage of illegals, the enforcement mechanisms have been
specifically removed, meaning that they (illegals) can indeed exploit the health care system illegally without fear of any "enforcement"
In all the incarnations of the bill, I have never
read a one that had anything about enforcement in it. Do you happen to have a link to this? I
believe you are mistaken.
There have been fights over the enforcement issue and there will be more as this heats up, in the end there hopefully will be a version that fits
within the boundaries of the constitution and satisfies the people.
I am well aware of this battle and I too, hope the final version satisfies the people.
Health care reform and immigration issues need to be kept separate, mixing these poisons will prove fatal for a lot of politicians.
I agree. There was never anything in the bill about immigration. It just defined "eligible persons" as those who are "legally present in the US".
That's what started all this.
The Congressional Republicans started complaining and publicly spreading the rumor that this bill would cover illegal immigrants. They brought
immigration into it, saying that it did nothing to prevent illegal immigrants from receiving health care.
Then when they were proven wrong, they started arguing that there was no enforcement
in the bill to keep illegal immigrants from receiving
funds. So, now Congress is working on getting a bill to satisfy them. Little do they know that the Congressional Republicans will NEVER be satisfied
with a bill for health care reform because Big Pharma is stuffing their pockets to stop the bill altogether.
[edit on 19-9-2009 by Benevolent Heretic]