Some things go great together. Like peanut butter and jelly. Or Democrats and Chicago. Other things go really badly together, like ObamaCare and amnesty for 11 million illegal aliens.
How badly? This badly.
Any immigration package in which current illegal immigrants are made eligible for Obamacare — in the form of either exchanges or Medicaid — could increase costs to the federal government by between $120 billion to $200 billion in its first decade, according to internal calculations by the Republican side of the Senate budget committee that were obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller.
GOP Senate budget committee staffers explained to TheDC that the estimates assume that the law’s provision capping total spending on exchange subsidies, which is set to begin in 2019, is enforced.
However, should the provision fall by the wayside, as some analysts believe it could, the staffers estimate the cost of Obamacare could increase between $210 billion to $300 billion over the next 10 years.
That 300 billion will, as Sweetness and Light points out, eat up half the money from Obama’s mega tax hike. The added social spending in other areas and increased crime rates, plus cut rate state college tuitions will probably eat up the other half. But that’s what wealth redistribution looks like. It’s also what bankruptcy looks like.
But there’s good news. When Obama destroys American Medicine, Americans will always be able to outsource their health care to Mexico.
With health care costs in Mexico available at a fraction of U.S. prices, Mexican facilities can help fill a growing demand for services including dentistry, surgery, long-term care and assisted living, advocates said. But providers still face hurdles, and one major step would be certifying private Mexican hospitals to U.S. standards so that older Americans could use their Medicare benefits in Mexico.
“Congress is not going to approve Medicare for Mexico until they’re very comfortable that the quality of medical care is there,” said Paul Crist, president of Americans for Medicare in Mexico.
U.S. health care reform is expected to expand the pool of workers with medical insurance, with 100,000 to 300,000 additional enrollees expected in San Diego and Imperial counties by 2014, said Frank Carrillo.
“The system cannot handle it here, so they need to look at Mexico as a safety net,” Carrillo said.
Viva la revolución panel de la muerte