Warner Todd Huston
August 15, 2011
Obama DID lie: Obamacare now paying for illegal immigrants
By Warner Todd Huston

Remember when South Carolina Representative Joe Wilson called out "You Lie!" when Obama claimed in his 2009 state of the union address that his Obamacare plan would never go to care for illegal aliens? Well, turns out Wilson was right. We now know that Obama did lie. His latest move has been to turn Obamacare to benefit illegals just like Wilson said it would.

Last week the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it was funneling Obamacare cash to 67 community health centers where the money would be used for migrant farm workers. HHS also informed us that the immigration status of said farm workers would not be ascertained before free care was given meaning that illegal aliens would be given Obamacare funding.

    ... "approximately $8.5 million will be used by 25 New Access Point awardees to target services to migrant and seasonal farm workers," Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Spokeswoman Judy Andrews told CNSNews.com. HRSA is a part of HHS.

    Andrews said that grant recipients will not check the immigration status of people seeking services.

    "Health centers do not, as a matter of routine practice, ask about or collect data on citizenship or other matters not related to the treatment needs of the patients seeking health services at the center," Andrews said.

    Further, the grant recipients are required to serve "all residents" who walk through their doors.

Yep, just like Joe Wilson warned us.



On his campaign website, Wilson remarked about his vindication over the issue:

    Nearly two years ago I made national news when I voiced your outrage at the misrepresentations being perpetuated by the Obama administration. The media and Obama's liberal allies attacked me for only pointing out the truth that ObamaCare would cover illegal immigrants.

    Yesterday, my point was vindicated when the Department of Health and Human Services announced its newest ObamaCare grant.

    ...The president specifically promised the American people that ObamaCare would not cover those who are here illegally. He misled all of us.

Facts, as they say, are stubborn things. Now when Wilson said "You Lie!" he didn't exactly have any facts on his side saying that Obamacare was certainly going to fund healthcare for illegal aliens. He most certainly felt that the administration would end up using Obamacare cash for illegals, but he couldn't say for 100% certain back in 2009. And in fact, at the time, even Democrats were claiming that they would never allow such a thing to happen.

But, as we know, Democrats are liars. Wilson's feeling that Obama would eventually funnel Obamacare cash to illegals was the right prognostication, for sure.

Obama and Democrats DID lie. Your tax dollars really are going for the healthcare of illegal immigrants.

© Warner Todd Huston

 

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