Lonewacko wonders whether “health care for all Americans” already means “health care for all who reside in America, legally or not” or whether we’ll have to wait a bit yet for that Orwellian maneuver. Answer: Not yet. But soon, soon.
Senior [Clinton] policy adviser Laurie Rubiner–-while acknowledging that undocumented immigrants are a “huge issue” in this country–-said, “That’s one we’re going to have to think through a little bit.”
“We have not dealt with every single detail with this plan,” Rubiner continued.
Translation: We’re not sure yet how the majority comes down on that point and want to feel them out. A day doesn’t pass lately, though, that doesn’t include a few new warnings from the media that the GOP’s reluctance to effectively dissolve the country’s borders is costing them big time among Latino voters. The Democrats won’t want to squander that advantage by withholding “free” health care from the “undocumented”; why, to do so would be downright nativist. Never mind the cost:
[Senator Joe] Lieberman, I-Conn., convened a panel of experts at the state Legislative Office Building to discuss health care problems facing the state and the nation, including rising medical costs and increasing numbers of people without health insurance…
Another issue is high cost of treating uninsured people, including illegal immigrants, at hospital emergency rooms.
Lieberman said millions of uninsured people use emergency rooms as their primary source of health care and often can’t pay the hospital bills. He said that uncompensated care costs the health care system $35 billion a year, and results in increases in insurance premiums and taxes.
Dr. Rebecca Brienza, medical director for Norwalk Community Health Center, said she has seen a dramatic increase in the number of illegal immigrants in recent years.
‘We do not get any revenue from undocumented patients,’ she said.
I wonder how the left will solve the problem of illegals taking health care services out of the system without having to pay into it. Let me guess: by legalizing them?
Exit question one: How do you suppose the pro-amnesty yet anti-socialist Wall Street Journal will come down on this very predictable consequence of their open-borders policy? Exit question two: How exactly does the Clinton camp announce their nation-saving health care plan with no provision whatsoever for 12 to 20 million people riding a political hot potato?