Asked Thursday if the Affordable Care Act will help “undocumented individuals,” Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said no — and that’s why immigration reform is so important:
“Well, the (Obamacare) bill is crafted in such a way that those who are undocumented will not have access to the tax credits or shopping in the (health insurance) marketplace. That has been limited, which is, frankly, why — another very keen reason why we need comprehensive immigration reform,” Sebelius told a gathering of Latinos in Philadelphia.
Since Obamacare is already overdrawn, throwing 12 million more people who are low income “high consumers” of medical services will make it even more unworkable faster.
But if your goal is to collapse health care into Single Payer then a flood of illegals might be just what the Obamacare donkey needs.
Sebelius recommended that illegal aliens continue to get medical treatment at community health centers, where they will find federally funded, “culturally competent” health care providers “who actually speak the language and can reach out to a neighborhood.”
Funded by taxpayers who struggle to pay for their own healthcare.
She also noted that the Obama administration has doubled the size of the Public Health Service Corps — “which, to me, is one of the great, well-kept secrets in America. It’s like the Peace Corps for health workers,” she said.
“What we find is that when people actually take up service in the National Health Service Corps, they stay in the communities that they are serving long beyond their assignments. So there will be continued access for undocumented,” Sebelius promised.
So many well-kept secrets.
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, who joined Sebelius at the event, also addressed the issue of “dealing with folks who may not have all their documentation in order.” -
Don’t have all their documentation in order. Is that what we’re calling it now?