Dem Congressman Says Problem with ObamaCare is Not Enough Illegal Aliens

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Also the problem with Solyndra was that it didn’t take enough government money.

I wish this headline was some kind of misleading joke. But it’s not. The ruling party in this country actually thinks this way.

Rep. Jared Polis said Friday the key problem with health care right now is that illegal immigrants aren’t included in Obamacare, and said part of the solution is to pass a bill granting them citizenship rights.

The House is debating a GOP-written bill that would allow Americans to keep their health plans that have been canceled under Obamacare, but Mr. Polis, a Colorado Democrat, said the chamber should instead be looking at ways to make sure everyone in the country is covered by the Affordable Care Act — including illegal immigrants.

“American citizens are essentially being forced to pay for the health care costs of people who are here illegally every day, until we pass comprehensive immigration reform,” he said. “We’re wondering why rates are going up. … It’s no surprise. When somebody doesn’t have insurance, their costs are shifted onto other people that do.”

So our options are to…

1. Pay for the occasional emergency medical care of illegal immigrants through the added costs of free riders to hospitals and through local taxes for health programs used by illegal immigrants

2. Legalize them and subsidize their health care all the way because they’re way too deep in the poverty level or near the poverty level to actually pay into the system.

With double the poverty rates and half the income, Americans would end up subsidizing illegals even if they’re legalized. But Polis thinks he’s clever for playing the “rotten illegal alien” card in support of expanding the ObamaCare express train even more.

The problem with ObamaCare is not enough people are paying in without taking out. Polis’ proposal is to add on more people who take out and don’t pay in. It’s a solution so ingenious that only a liberal could have come up with it.

“If we can pass HR, 15 people who are here illegally will have to get insurance on their own instead of forcing Americans to pay for their insurance,” Mr. Polis said.

Sure, they’ll have…

1. Medicaid

2. Medicare

3. Disability

…and all the trimmings for them and all their family members. And we’ll save money the way that you save a sinking ship by drilling a big hole in it.

And there are already illegal alien ObamaCare navigators. A sign of things to come.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “American citizens are essentially being forced to pay for the health care costs of people who are here illegally every day, until we pass comprehensive immigration reform,” he said. “We’re wondering why rates are going up. … It’s no surprise. When somebody doesn’t have insurance, their costs are shifted onto other people that do.”

    Joe Biden assured him that this was sound analysis.

    Damn. These people say the dumbest things. It’s just incredible. Does anyone want to try to defend his logic?

    • Rocky Mountain

      The costs are shifted because we allow them to incur the costs in the first place.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        And the costs are not fixed. Certainly the costs will go up if we offer illegal residents full boat insurance up to and including…sex change…just as an example of the absurdity of it all…

        But through the magic of central planning and “health checkups,” costs will supposedly go down. I guarantee it. “Period.”

      • A Z

        Are you sure you want more and more aliens?

        I am married to one. There are better than 90% integrated. But then they married a citizen and had a sound education before they came over.

        Still for all that there could be changes to your precious America.
        For one they do not believe in giving blood. Think about how hard you blood drives could get. It is such a simple thing really and now it becomes hard.

        We got into a disagreement over Red Cross donations and now I have not given blood in almost 20 years.

        And no you cannot pint to any religious belief per se and yet the belief is very deep about not giving blood.

        That is just one example of what multicultural BS & unlimited immigration will get you.

        And yes you are for unlimited immigration. You have said so

        (You have implicitly said and by the way you vote) .

        • Rocky Mountain

          I usually decline to reply to commenters that I don’t understand and maybe its because your narrative is just too sophisticated and arcane but please refresh my memory about our disagreement over Red Cross donations and help me out with the connection between voluntary blood donations and rising health care costs. BTW, I don’t “get into disagreements” but I may have a few.

          • A Z

            The point is that our values will potentially change if we allow too many immigrants to enter the country too fast.

            They will also change if we are not choosy in who we allow to immigrate to the U.S.

            I merely gave an example.

            Most Americans would consider giving blood as a way of being civic minded and as necessary. It is one way of giving back to the community along with donating time and money.

          • Rocky Mountain

            I agree with you 100% about allowing too many immigrants into the country. In fact, one issue that I consider myself ultra-conservative on is immigration and my views include mass deportation and extremely limited entrance including to those foreign ‘students’ so eager to export our technical knowledge back to their countries of origin. The sad thing is that our values have already been changed because of immigration and there’s very little that you, I, or Numbers USA can do about it except weather the storm as best we can. I’m afraid the social and moral landscape will pretty much resemble the aftermath of a tornado once this long lasting storm blows out but by then I may be in a better place.
            BTW, you still didn’t refresh my memory about a previous disagreement we had. I do consider giving blood civic-minded and I don’t have any problem at all with giving back to my community or any others. In fact, I would actually help an illegal immigrant it there was some dire need.

  • danfan

    Thanks so much for your great work, Daniel
    what’s the term? illegitimi non carborundum?
    Thousands read your work, but just few bother to comment
    wish we could do MORE to help you…
    danfan

  • Bob

    So Polis thinks that making 11 million Illegal aliens citizens and subsidizing their obamacare, means that Americans will no longer have to pay for their health care. Where in the hell does Polis think the money is going to come from to subsidize their obamacare, IT COMES FROM THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER. He just another DC idiot.

  • v

    They are not really dumb, they are fanatic liberals who will do anything and I mean anything to pander and get more votes. If they have a choice, they would allow the whole world to benefit from free stuff and allow those who are getting the free stuff to vote. What they don’t realize, once the free stuff has been depleted, they will be the first ones to face the angry populace for not being able to provide it any longer. That is when all hell will break loose. They just don’t know history.

  • Gee

    How about a different thought? Deport the illegal aliens and then the American taxpayer won’t have to give them medical care at all.

    Bet that thought never even crossed what passes for a mind

  • nomoretraitors

    No, he’s part of the conspiracy to bring America down