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Dem Congressman Says Problem with ObamaCare is Not Enough Illegal Aliens

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On November 17, 2013 @ 8:47 pm In The Point | 12 Comments

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.


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