During the President’s speech to a Joint Session of Congress, there was a shout from the audience, Rep Joe Wilson (R-SC) to the President–“You Lie”.
This was in response to the President calling out all of the misinformation swirling around the health care reform bill(s), this one specifically:
- Health Care reform will insure illegal aliens. This is FALSE, says the President.
So illegal alien, undocumented worker, illegal immigrant, lawbreaker–whatever you want to call them–are not specifically called out in the plan to cover. But does the matter end there? I don’t think so. How many have social security numbers, driver licenses, get care in emergency rooms?
Do you really believe that you will not be subsidizing health care for illegal immigrants? That is the real issue, not whether they are officially “covered”. There is no enforcement included in the health care plan to ensure that only citizens are covered.
I spoke with a lady this week that attended McCain’s Sun City town hall in August and she raised this exact issue to Senator McCain. She told me he didn’t or couldn’t answer the question, because enforcement is not included in the plan.