Obamacare spending will not ask beneficiaries for residency status

Whatever one thinks of the merits of providing this health care and however large one thinks that the benefits are relative to the costs, he is pretty clear that President Obama has broken another promise and that it was an issue that he thought could have defeated his health care bill. From the Hill newspaper:

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) on Wednesday said his infamous cry of “You lie!” at President Obama has been vindicated.

Wilson said an Obama administration decision on healthcare centers proves the president wasn’t telling the truth during a 2009 address to a joint session of Congress. . . .

Wilson said Wednesday that a recent award of $28.8 million to 67 community healthcare centers around the country would inevitably end up benefiting illegal immigrants, contrary to Obama’s pledge.

Of that $28.8 million, $8.5 million is earmarked to target migrant and seasonal farm workers — a group that Wilson claims is comprised of illegal immigrants.

"It is clearly providing money that should be going to American citizens to illegal immigrants," Wilson said on Fox News's "America Live." "It's even worse than I thought, they won't even ask for status." . . .

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Blogger Chas said...

Markie Marxist sez: "That residency status stuff is just for private gun owners when they fill out the 4473 form. We want to discriminate as much as possible against people who want to exercise that particular constitutional right. However, we certainly wouldn't want to discriminate against anyone when we're handing out free government benefits. We want to spend as many tax dollars as possible, as fast as possible. My commie compadre, Paul Krugman, says that it's sound economic policy to do that, and of course, it's just common communist sense too."

8/18/2011 7:20 AM  

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