Yesterday Republicans introduced an amendment that would close ANY and ALL possible loop holes in the “newly” designed Health Care Reform Bill that could give illegal aliens access to Health Care coverage that the TAX PAYERS foot the bill for.
Waxman argued that right now, states are bound by laws that if an individual seeks medical assistance via medicaid they must show proof they are a legal citizens, and he worries that the suggested added amendment would make it harder for people in emergencies to get assistance, or the idea that it makes it harder for legal citizens because they do not have their identification with them.
Are we seriously starting the identification issue?
Waxman then went on to say that the illegal aliens taking advantave of the systems are very few. Not so fast says one congressman who gave valid factual statistics from several states were 5%, 12%, 15% etc..etc..etc.. take advantage of the systems, which tax payers in each STATE foot the bill.
A WISE Congressman used his 5 minutes last night and stated “California is TOLD to give illegal aliens a state ID, therefore in the eyes of the state because they walk in with an ID there is no reason to question their legal status”. He then went on to state that, -I think it was one of the Dakota’s that his wife worked in the social service industry for- where they were told they could not even ask if someone was a legal citizen let alone verify for legal and tak payer purposes.
Again, the Republicans offered up an amendment that would ensure illegal alilens would not be covered under tax payer funded health care, an amendment mind you that would save tax payers and our deficit somewhere in the billions of dollars over the course of the 10 yrs, and yet the Democrats shot it down.
Are you kidding me? Illegal aliens are issued state ID’s and because they have ID’s they can have access to EVERYTHING legal citizens have access to?
And California wonders why their state is bankrupt.