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Illegals Get Free Ride With Obamacare

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Tuesday, 18 Oct 2016 09:41 AM Current | Bio | Archive

California leftists are never reluctant to impose another burden on taxpaying citizens just as long as they can demonstrate their moral superiority.

This time it’s opening Obamacare to illegal aliens.

In an unintentionally hilarious explanation Fox News says, “The Affordable Care Act technically bars illegal immigrants from insurance exchanges.”

But since when has the Obama administration let a “technicality” or law for that matter, stand in the way of what it wants to do?

This latest controversy is another example of why the left never pays any penalty for lying to the American public. You may recall back in 2009 during an address to a joint session of Congress, Obama stated flatly that Obamacare “would not apply to illegal” aliens.

Joe Wilson, a Member of Congress from North Carolina, couldn’t take it any more and yelled “You lie!”

Since Donald Trump wasn’t part of the political scene at the time, Wilson didn’t realize Republicans don’t have to apologize for telling the truth, so Wilson said he was sorry.

Turns out he was right. HHS is more than willing to grant “waivers” to allow state exchanges to offer Obamacare to people who should not be in the country to begin with.

This is where the California leftist legislature enters the picture.

Last summer it passed, and Gov. Jerry Brown signed, a law that allows the state to apply for a waiver to open Covered California (the state Obamacare exchange) to illegal aliens.

This opens up coverage to an estimated 390,000 illegals, but keep in mind this is a government estimate and they tend to be, shall we say, optimistic when trying to persuade taxpayers that a new program is not expensive at all.

We are assured that none of this coverage will be subsidized. Of course we were also assured we could keep our doctor.

I predict what will happen is the Obama administration will approve the waiver in record time. Once they are eligible, illegals will see what taxpayers are paying for this coverage and decide not to buy insurance and instead continue to fill emergency rooms.

Since illegals don’t file tax returns, there won’t be any annoying Obamacare penalty for no insurance that citizens are forced to pay.

State bureaucrats will be monitoring this and as soon as the figures are in the illegals will be included in those who can’t afford coverage and the push will begin to have taxpayers subsidize insurance premiums for illegals, too, all in the name of fighting “inequality.”

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.


 

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Once they are eligible, illegals will see what taxpayers are paying and decide not to buy insurance and instead continue to fill emergency rooms. Since illegals don’t file tax returns, there won’t be any annoying Obamacare penalty for no insurance that citizens pay.
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