Thursday, March 11, 2010

Hispanic Caucus Threatens 'No' Vote On Obamacare If Illegals Aren't Covered

Si, se puede Obama!

A group of Hispanic lawmakers on Thursday will tell President Barack Obama that they may not vote for healthcare reform unless changes are made to the bill’s immigration provisions.

The scheduled meeting comes as Democratic leaders and the White House are struggling to craft a final bill that will attract 216 votes in the lower chamber.

Unlike abortion, immigration has flown beneath the radar, and almost seemed to vanish altogether as House Democrats have wrestled with how to accept a Senate healthcare bill far different from the one they passed in November.{...)

“It’s still one of those issues that’s out there,” said Rep. Xavier Becerra (Calif.), the Democratic Caucus vice chairman and the only Hispanic member of House leadership.

The Senate language would prohibit illegal immigrants’ buying healthcare coverage from the proposed health exchanges. The House-passed bill isn’t as restrictive, but it does — like the Senate bill — bar illegal immigrants from receiving federal subsidies to buy health insurance.

Hispanic Democrats say they haven’t moved from their stance that they will not vote for a healthcare bill containing the Senate’s prohibitions.

A little reality... both the Senate and the House bill will allow illegal aliens to be covered by ObamaCare because the Democrats took great care to eliminate any kind of enforcement or cross checking provisions. That's one reason why the cost estimates are entirely bogus.

Whatever language is in both bills is largely cosmetic, but apparently that's not enough for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, who want illegal aliens' status to be officially 'normalized'.

ObamaCare was always intended to be the camel's nose in the tent when it comes to blanket amnesty for illegal aliens.

Advocating for illegal aliens may contradict the oath the members of the CHC took when they entered Congress, but it's human nature that they want to make sure they get their turn at the feeding trough.

Oh, and the illegal aliens themselves? Right now, they normally get care by nipping on down to the nearest emergency room, where they are essentially treated for free. It's one of life's ironies that if people like the CHC get their way and ObamaCare passes, those same illegal aliens will find medical care both harder to obtain and a lot more costly!

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1 comment:

B.Poster said...

Why would anyone actually want to be covered under Obamacare? If it passes, the quality of medical treatment in Mexico will be far better than in the United States.

This is why no one wants it. In spite of one of the slickest propaganda campaigns in history, most people understand that Obamacare will increase the costs of health care, there will be massive delays in getting needed health care, and the quality of care that patients receive will be lower than what it currently is.

Oh well, if it passes, we will have to secure the borders to keep people in the US so they can partake in Obamacare. If not, an illegal alien is not going to stay in the US if he or she needs health care. If the bill passes, they will be able to get better quality health care in Mexico and it will probably be cheaper too.