Video: No HillaryCare for illegals, says Clinton

posted at 3:05 pm on September 23, 2007 by Allahpundit

Ben Smith sees this as proof that the Dems know they have the Hispanic vote in the bank and thus can afford to stiff the precious, precious Undocumented. I’m skeptical, not of the way Hispanics are trending but of the fact that Hillary has much room to maneuver on this point. Gallup found this summer during the height of the amnesty debate that “Americans overwhelmingly oppose efforts to make it easier for illegal immigrants to become citizens.” They also confirmed around the same time that the U.S. is trending negative on immigrants generally. Given that, plus the fact that she’ll have a hard enough time selling this once the truth about “free” health care leaks out, she simply can’t afford to ask taxpayers to pick up the tab for illegals too. Although if she does, it’ll be the biggest boon to the anti-amnesty movement that we’ve had in decades.

I eagerly await Kirsten Powers’s sneering condemnation of this egregiously nativist policy.

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Illegals don’t need Hillary care. They just go to the emergency rooms at the hospital and get free care regardless. No problemo.

katieanne on September 23, 2007 at 3:14 PM

What’s the difference between a safety net and coverage, and who is going to enforce it?

pedestrian on September 23, 2007 at 3:16 PM

The 8itch lies about everything.

leanright on September 23, 2007 at 3:17 PM

Oh, so Marxism is not for illegals Hillary?

Gatordoug on September 23, 2007 at 3:17 PM

Wait a sec here… the basis of Hilary care is that you have to have Health insurance to work..

So, they don’t have to?

But we will still have to pay premiums or not be able to work?

So, we will still be paying for their care in the emergency rooms, but they won’t have to pay for the system…

Way to go Hill…

Romeo13 on September 23, 2007 at 3:24 PM

would you have to show proof of citizenship in order to insure youre not an illegal getting healthcare in the emergency rooms ?

how do we determine whos allowed to be covered and who is illegal ? and if such a method exist that does not cost the American people an increase in taxes, why arent we providing this kind of service to business’ nation wide in order they can determine who is legal to hire or not.

palefaced on September 23, 2007 at 3:24 PM

After we join Canada in nationalized healthcare, Canadians and Americans will be heading to Mexico to get treatment for life threatening ailments they can’t afford to wait for.

Seriously though. Hillary claims illegals won’t be covered now, but it would just be a matter of time.

Ordinary1 on September 23, 2007 at 3:31 PM

This makes things work. This puts more burden on people, who are routinely denied health insurance because of pre-existing conditions. I bet her bill has no way of making insurance companies give insurance to people with their extensive list of pre-existing conditions. No wonder so many Democrats don’t like her. To them, she’s more like a Republican. She’s being paid by the health lobby.

mram on September 23, 2007 at 3:39 PM

Someone asked the key qestion of

“Will Hillary support shamnesty ?If so they wont be any illegals and they would qualify for her program”

William Amos on September 23, 2007 at 3:39 PM

Am I the only one that catches her real meaning???

No illegals will be covered because the dream act will in fact make them all legal on way or another.

Mojack420 on September 23, 2007 at 3:40 PM

Why would they want HillaryCare when they can get free care from local clinics in sanctuary cities as in San Franfreako?

She is clearly doing the Klassic Klinton triangulation….Say one thing and completely conflict yourself the next second. That way you say things that everyone wants to hear. I think they call that “speaking out of both sides of your mouth.”

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on September 23, 2007 at 3:43 PM

FOX, NBC, ABC….she aced them all this morning….predetermined attitude that she will be President. Well 09 to 12 at least traffic will be up.

Limerick on September 23, 2007 at 3:45 PM

Don’t need it, when Hillary is president there will be no illness. The world will be perfect.

Wade on September 23, 2007 at 3:48 PM

Don’t need it, when Hillary is president there will be no illness. The world will be perfect.

Wade on September 23, 2007 at 3:48 PM

And when Hillary’s president, everyone who wants to be an American will be an American. Provided Columbia approves of them.

Iblis on September 23, 2007 at 3:52 PM

I can only assume “safely net” means there will be undocumented recipients?

jman on September 23, 2007 at 4:00 PM

Mojack420 nailed it. Illegals won’t be covered because there will be no illegals when she’s Pres. They will all be legalized 1st, then get their free health insurance. See, she didn’t lie afterall.

roninacreage on September 23, 2007 at 4:05 PM

funny how first, she didn’t quite hear the question (right), and then second, she made sure to clarify ‘illegal’ emphatically – as though there was some question about what to do with legal immigrants.

I can’t believe that a lot of people in this country seriously consider her to be leadership material. Leisure Suit Larry material, yes, leadership, no – not my leader.

ThackerAgency on September 23, 2007 at 4:13 PM

This is a great program. Mandator insurance, and we have to pay the “premiums”, no matter what they cost. Of course, the “premiums” go into the government coffers, where they may or may not be spent on healthcare. And if the “premiums” aren’t enough, they just increast them until there’s nothign left. And viola, we’re working for the state!

Game, set, match.

stonemeister on September 23, 2007 at 4:20 PM

Why is it that everytime this woman speaks I feel the strong need to take a shower?

Winebabe on September 23, 2007 at 4:36 PM

HELLO!
One more time, The 8itch lies about everything.

leanright on September 23, 2007 at 4:41 PM

I can’t believe that a lot of people in this country seriously consider her to be leadership material. Leisure Suit Larry material, yes, leadership, no – not my leader.

ThackerAgency on September 23, 2007 at 4:13 PM

Ahem, I assure you that Larry, Larry Laffer would definitely not go for the Glacier. She’s no Passionate Patti! ;)

Codec717 on September 23, 2007 at 4:42 PM

So, she will not cover them under this plan: but she will have a safety net?
What exactly is this ‘safety net’? Just wondering.

allrsn on September 23, 2007 at 4:43 PM

same MO bill used. Promise a tax cut during the campaign. raise taxes after the campaign is over.

no healthcare to illegals now; yes after the campaign when she hears their sob stories.

lorien1973 on September 23, 2007 at 4:53 PM

Adding the illegals can wait until in the second term.

Dusty on September 23, 2007 at 5:07 PM

I noticed that her mouth was moving…

/snicker

leepro on September 23, 2007 at 5:22 PM

I’m thinking the biggest potential losers in this game are the people who get 1099′d. Lots of companies stretch the line and try yo get most of their staff as ” independent contractors” to avoid benfits.

bbz123 on September 23, 2007 at 5:26 PM

Oh please,,, “No, illegals are not covered under my plan but I will continue to have a “safety net.” In other words, “Illegals will not be covered, but they will be covered.” Makes perfect sense to me! Right,, and it’s all for “public health” reasons. Yep! Well,,, now Mr. Stepphhenopholufious should have asked the perfect follow-question on this! Now,, here I am,, little ol me,, not nearly as smart or paid nearly as well as Mr. Stepphenophogufeeious and I am the one that would have followed up with “How much health care for illegals will your safety net cover?”

JellyToast on September 23, 2007 at 5:29 PM

Adding the illegals can wait until in the second term. Jan 21, 2009 the day after she is sworn in
Dusty on September 23, 2007 at 5:07 PM

Wade on September 23, 2007 at 5:48 PM

I eagerly await Kirsten Powers’s sneering condemnation of this egregiously nativist policy.

I’m with you onthis one, AP, I’m waiting with baited breath.

Maybe you want to send her an early warning memo?

Mcguyver on September 23, 2007 at 5:58 PM

Why does Hillary hate undocumented workers?

Niko on September 23, 2007 at 6:08 PM

For once I envy illegals.

ToddonCapeCod on September 23, 2007 at 6:42 PM

She’s a scumbag politician. You know she’s lying because her lips moved. Of course she says “no” right now. After she’s elected (and when I start farting gold dust), she’ll flip-flop and include illegal immigrants.

Hell, they already get free health care. Actually, the damn selfish scoflaw illegal immigrants have been getting free health care longer than I’ve been alive.

So what’s to stop her from doing what politicians always do and say whatever she wants to for her own gains then? On top of all that, she’s a Clinton… ’nuff said.

SilverStar830 on September 23, 2007 at 6:42 PM

Did anyone notice her emphasis on the word illegal? A better question in the general would be: If you were to win then you’d pass “comprehensive” reform, making the formerly illegal, legal, will they then be covered under your plan?

That draws a fault line and gives her alot less wiggle room.

Just like Rudy is going “end illegal immigration” but doesn’t utter a word about interior enforcement, because he doesn’t paln to deport a soul, Hillary is playing with the word illegal.

Theworldisnotenough on September 23, 2007 at 6:44 PM

With the Dream Act isn’t there a provision for fast tracking of those that join the military (as there is now)? They’re already covered medically, as are their wives/husbands/children. Emergency rooms will not close, they’ll still treat those lacking the ability to pay. Only difference I can see is that it’s going to cost a lot more and she’ll be able to add it to her resume.

Allah, your comment about Kirsten – you are coming to your senses on pretty girls with dead eyes. Always look to the eyes, it’s the mirror of the soul. Ha!

24K lady on September 23, 2007 at 6:47 PM

Is that pix really Hillary? She looks slimmer and actually attractive. Even the hair looks different.

jeanie on September 23, 2007 at 6:49 PM

Why does Hillary hate undocumented workers?

Niko on September 23, 2007 at 6:08 PM

Because she is a racist. That is what I have heard of others who dislike undocumented workers illegal law breaking aliens.

Wade on September 23, 2007 at 6:57 PM

Is that pix really Hillary? She looks slimmer and actually attractive. Even the hair looks different.

jeanie on September 23, 2007 at 6:49 PM

Kinda early to have the beer goggles on that thick .

Mojack420 on September 23, 2007 at 6:58 PM

Steffi kicked Chris Wallace’s ass with the questions.

LtE126 on September 23, 2007 at 7:05 PM

“once the truth about “free” health care leaks out”

TANSTAAFL

BDavis on September 23, 2007 at 7:32 PM

In Hillary’s world there will be no illegals we will all be one world, wasn’t that what Marx wrote, in order for Marxism to work? It is what is is. What does Hillary describe as an illegal alien or is there such a thing in her world?

StuLongIsland on September 23, 2007 at 7:45 PM

What can you say, except that It Takes A Village Idiot to believe anything that falls from between this woman’s teeth.

pilamaye on September 23, 2007 at 7:53 PM

Of course she says “no” right now.

But she did not say “no!” She said they are covered under her stupid “safety net.” That means they are covered. The “no” was for those potential donors who want to hear “no”,, and the “safety net” phrase was for all the other morons and slow thinkers in the world!

JellyToast on September 23, 2007 at 8:20 PM

Is that pix really Hillary? She looks slimmer and actually attractive. Even the hair looks different.

jeanie on September 23, 2007 at 6:49 PM

Kinda early to have the beer goggles on that thick .

Mojack420 on September 23, 2007 at 6:58 PM

It’s Shrillary Clinton.

…the goggles, they do nothing!

SilverStar830 on September 23, 2007 at 8:29 PM

Ummmmm at least until she get a new poll numbers.

canopfor on September 23, 2007 at 10:39 PM

So Hitlery’s going to through the illegals under the bus? They’re her voting block! What is she thinking? She must be a rascist oppressor.

Mojave Mark on September 24, 2007 at 12:21 AM

Hillary in the not-so-distant future:

“I was against healthcare for undocumented workers before I was for it.”

madmonkphotog on September 24, 2007 at 6:29 AM

Hillary in the not-so-distant future:

“I was against healthcare for undocumented workers before I was for it.”

madmonkphotog on September 24, 2007 at 6:29 AM

and Bush fooled her

Wade on September 24, 2007 at 8:23 AM

“We will not provide health care services to illegals.”
We will not provide health care services to illegals.

“These are not the droids you’re looking for.”
These are not the droids you’re looking for.

Actually, there’s no reason for KP to decry “this egregiously nativist policy” because she knows as well as the rest of us do that Hillary is flat out lying. Within seconds after her inauguration, she would reverse herself on this issue.

Physics Geek on September 24, 2007 at 8:34 AM

Mojack420 wrote:

Am I the only one that catches her real meaning???

No illegals will be covered because the dream act will in fact make them all legal on way or another.

Mojack420 on September 23, 2007 at 3:40 PM

You are correct, it is all semantics.

Ones words and actions must be in order to be creditable.

MSGTAS on September 24, 2007 at 9:29 AM