Though Obama’s precious illegal aliens aren’t receiving Obamacare, they are still getting taxpayer funded healthcare in many states. Instead of helping hardworking Americans, Obama is still using our tax dollars to pay the medical bills of aliens who have no business being in this country in the first place.
A Wall Street Journal survey of the 25 U.S. counties with the largest unauthorized immigrant populations found that 20 of them have programs that fund doctor visits, shots, prescription drugs, lab tests and surgeries at local providers for the low-income uninsured. According to Right Wing News, participants in these programs must prove that they live in this country, but they are told their immigration status does not matter.
Since Obama has been adding to the Federal debt instead of state debt, his liberal minions are free to spend more on taking care of illegal aliens. Chris Conover explained how it works in an article for Forbes:
Let me be clear: Obamacare contains an explicit prohibition against providing federally-subsidized coverage to immigrants who cannot prove they are here legally. I am not arguing, nor did Louise Radnofsky demonstrate in her story, that anyone is explicitly violating this prohibition . But no honest person can deny that because of Obamacare, more taxpayer resources at the state and local level are being spent on health care of illegal immigrants than would have been spent otherwise .
This is a matter of simple arithmetic. Forty-nine states have balanced budget requirements. Thus, at the margin, every $1 dollar reduction in taxpayer-financed uncompensated care costs for the uninsured frees up a dollar that can be spent on health care for illegal immigrants. In that sense, the legal prohibition against using Obamacare funds to explicitly bankroll health care for illegal immigrants is largely irrelevant. The federal Obamacare subsidies undeniably permit states and localities to make expenditures on health care for illegal immigrants that they otherwise would be unable to afford.
In 2013, state and local governments provided $19.8 billion in funds to help offset the costs of uncompensated care borne by hospitals and other providers. Such payments constituted 26% of all uncompensated care costs that year. The average individual who is uninsured incurs about $1257 in uncompensated care costs [Table 1]. States and localities there save about $325 for each uninsured person who gains coverage as a result of the ACA.
Essentially, even though Obamacare doesn’t cover illegal immigrants, it allows liberals to spend more of our tax dollars on illegal immigrants. It’s infuriating that our tax dollars are being used on illegal aliens instead of on REAL Americans, many of whom are struggling just to feed their families thanks to Obama’s ridiculous policies.
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