Fearful that they’re losing ground on immigration and health care, a group of House Democrats is pushing back and arguing that any health care bill should extend to all legal immigrants and allow illegal immigrants some access.
The Democrats, trying to stiffen their party’s spines on the contentious issue, say it’s unfair to bar illegal immigrants from paying their own way in a government-sponsored exchange. Legal immigrants, they say, regardless of how long they’ve been in the United States, should be able to get government-subsidized health care if they meet the other eligibility requirements.
“Legal permanent residents should be able to purchase their plans, and they should also be eligible for subsidies if they need it. Undocumented, if they can afford it, should be able to buy their own private plans. It keeps them out of the emergency room,” said Rep. Michael M. Honda, California Democrat and chairman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.
……Rep. Steve King, Iowa Republican, said proposals that include government coverage for illegal immigrants leave him incredulous.
“If anybody can, with a straight face, advocate that we should provide health insurance for people who broke into our country, broke our law and for the most part are criminals, I don’t know where they ever would draw the line,” he said.
Newsflash for the Democrats: This may affect some of your voting constituents, but illegal aliens broke the law, therefore, they are not entitled to the rights and benefits of American citizens and legal residents. What part of ILLEGAL alien do you not understand? What part of Title 8 of the U.S. Code to you not comprehend? LEGAL, NATURALIZED, AND NATIVE BORN AMERICANS are the fabric of America. Not illegals who snuck across the border to get entitlements they haven’t earned.
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Americans will not allow this to happen. We will not tolerate this any more than their rotten proposal for a government-controled health care system.