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HHS: Obamacare-Funded Health Centers for 'Migrants' Won't Check Immigration Status
cnsnews.com ^ | August 10, 2011 | Matt Cover

Posted on 08/10/2011 4:53:55 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

(CNSNews.com) - The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Tuesday that it has awarded $28.8 million to 67 community health centers with funds from the Obamacare health reform law.

Of that $28.8 million, "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.

“The Program’s authorizing statute does not affirmatively address immigration status,” said Andrews. “Rather, it simply states that health centers are required to provide primary health care to all residents of the health center's service area without regard for ability to pay.”

These Obamacare disbursements seem to contradict a claim President Obama famously made in a nationally televised speech to a joint session of Congress on Sept. 9, 2009.

“The reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally,” Obama said then.

When Obama said these words, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) shouted out from the House floor: "You lie!"

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


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1 posted on 08/10/2011 4:53:56 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And some think immigration isn’t an economic issue.


2 posted on 08/10/2011 4:56:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama is an idiot! And a lying POS!!


3 posted on 08/10/2011 4:58:35 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Where are they located, along the border and popular human trafficking routes?
4 posted on 08/10/2011 4:59:24 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You lie!


5 posted on 08/10/2011 4:59:35 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
you lie Pictures, Images and Photos
6 posted on 08/10/2011 5:07:57 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: Jim Robinson

We can’t keep doing this crap.


7 posted on 08/10/2011 5:11:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh come on what’s everyone so worked up about. They are getting ready to decimate Medicare and SS so ther should be plenty of money for ILLEGALS. /mega f’ing sarcasam


8 posted on 08/10/2011 5:16:40 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This country is rolling in cash. There’s no reason why we shouldn’t share our abundant wealth with those who are less fortunate. /s


9 posted on 08/10/2011 5:16:47 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a disease)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Cue Claude Raines.


10 posted on 08/10/2011 5:20:06 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Looks like Joe Wilson was right.


11 posted on 08/10/2011 5:20:24 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Wait, you mean Obama lied?

Again?

12 posted on 08/10/2011 5:23:48 PM PDT by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

E-Verify!

No E-Verify, no workee.
No E-Verify, no welfare or public assistance.


13 posted on 08/10/2011 5:25:59 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Jim Robinson

Reelect Obama 2012 Campaign - Shovel Ready!


14 posted on 08/10/2011 5:29:25 PM PDT by glock rocks (Primary is a VERB)
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To: cripplecreek

I agree, but the ER can’t ask either.


15 posted on 08/10/2011 5:35:27 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

LIAR IN CHIEF strikes again... This unfunded taxpayer liability is part of what the huge future deficits are all about. Obama intentionally destroying America through wealth transfer..

Atlas is beginning to shrug.


16 posted on 08/10/2011 5:37:55 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Ask a liberal to explain how tax increases create jobs in America)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This is no surprise. What is also no surprise is that no Republican will do a thing about it. Guess this is another project for TEA party conservatives. And it is sooooooo easy. Pass a law that states the following: Every Federal Department, office or agency or any entity being operated with any Federal funds must deny any employment, monies, loans, grants, food stamps, routine medical care, or any expenditure of Federal money to any person who cannot prove that they have entered this country legally or does not have the legal immigration papers such as visas, green cards, work permits, and others documents as specified by law. Any Federal Department, office or agency or any office or agency that uses any Federal funds found in violation of this law is subject to a $10,000,000 reduction in its budget for the current and subsequent year for the first offense and $1,000,000 for each additional occurrence. The Secretary of that Department or the highest paid manager of the offending office or agency shall be terminated immediately if there are in excess of 100 offenses. The Federal employee or employees of the Department, office or agency involved in breaking this law will be terminated immediately and if the employee or employees received bribery in any form, they shall be liable for the amount of the bribery plus a fine of no less than $250,000 but shall not exceed $1,000,000. The training and notification of employees of this law shall solely reside with the Secretary of that Department or manager of that office or agency.
17 posted on 08/10/2011 5:42:37 PM PDT by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
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To: Winstons Julia

If there are 30 million illegals in America, that’s enough to fully populate more than 50 congressional districts. Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana are made up of 51 congressional districts.

I think this election will be our last chance to stop it or face a future with a permanent democrat majority.


18 posted on 08/10/2011 5:44:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is a mere drop in the bucket compared to the cost of the free care our emergency rooms are forced to hand out to these parasites. Believe me, here in Texas they know their “rights” and show up in huge numbers daily for their free medical care. They don’t even throw a $5 bill at the cashier on their way out the door.


19 posted on 08/10/2011 5:45:15 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: cripplecreek

In order to stop it, we have to do more talking about it. We graduate over 50,000 illegals annually from our high schools.


20 posted on 08/10/2011 5:46:53 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why don’t I just drop my insurance and walk in to these clinics? They won’t be able to check my status and verify that I’m a citizen.


21 posted on 08/10/2011 5:52:21 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Winstons Julia

Of the current candidates Bachmann gets the strongest grade on immigration and border control from Numbers USA (B+)


22 posted on 08/10/2011 5:58:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


23 posted on 08/10/2011 5:59:44 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: cripplecreek

I really wish I could be more enthused over Bachmann.


24 posted on 08/10/2011 6:01:31 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

bump


25 posted on 08/10/2011 6:10:20 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wtf.


26 posted on 08/10/2011 6:15:05 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So, once again, the Left encourages illegals to come here. This time with free health care.


27 posted on 08/10/2011 6:16:09 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The Liberal Era is over.)
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To: Nachum

The only thing I can think at this point is that Hell is so hot it not only can’t be measured but the heat constantly increases. The country under 0h0m0 and his gang is like a combination of being in Hell and having the worst nightmare you ever had times 1000 but you can’t wake up.


28 posted on 08/10/2011 6:19:27 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: cripplecreek

Send ‘em all to Illinois. They can live in Obama’s empty house.


29 posted on 08/10/2011 6:23:04 PM PDT by spaced
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Will these “centers” get the illegals out of the emergency room...or will the ER just send them on for MRIs, etc?


30 posted on 08/10/2011 6:28:06 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (My God can't be bribed by money or good works or bound by manmade "covenants". Romney's can.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Hey, do you suppose we could all just cross the border (into Meh-hee-co) and DEMAND free food, housing, healthcare and welfare?

Their government would accept our demands, welcome us with open arms and demonize as uncaring anyone who opposed our demands, right?

31 posted on 08/10/2011 6:35:50 PM PDT by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Free ThinkerNY.
[snip] "The reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally,' Obama said then.

When Obama said these words, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) shouted out from the House floor: "You lie!" [/snip]

32 posted on 08/10/2011 7:00:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Migrant workers have always enjoyed a special status, due to the unique nature of the work.

However, they MUST register as temporary workers AND must leave the country at the end of the growing season ...

In the interim, I am not opposed to giving them access to healthcare. They help keep the price of produce low ...

BUT, EVERY employer MUST be checked that he IS NOT employing illegals ...

HHS may not check the status, BUT the USDA should check via the employers ...


33 posted on 08/10/2011 7:12:43 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Not giving free stuff to illegal foreign invaders is “punishing” them, so said Rick Perry.


34 posted on 08/10/2011 7:39:33 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeronL

>> Not giving free stuff to illegal foreign invaders is “punishing” them, so said Rick Perry.

Subsidizing labor costs with taxpayer dollars and resources.


35 posted on 08/10/2011 7:58:32 PM PDT by Gene Eric (May our dreams converge for a free and prosperous nation.)
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To: Lmo56; cripplecreek; Liz; stephenjohnbanker
Migrant workers have always enjoyed a special status, due to the unique nature of the work. However, they MUST register as temporary workers AND must leave the country at the end of the growing season ...

Do you have any idea how clueless you sound? The plan is for them to hang around until the next amnesty, so we can enjoy permanent leftist control of all three branches of government.

In the interim, I am not opposed to giving them access to healthcare. They help keep the price of produce low ..

You are not opposed? Suppose we send the bills to you.

36 posted on 08/10/2011 8:16:20 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Budget sins can be fixed. Amnesty is irreversible.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Check their status, and lose votes for Barry? Ha!


37 posted on 08/10/2011 8:47:29 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Lmo56; cripplecreek; Liz; stephenjohnbanker

” Migrant workers have always enjoyed a special status, due to the unique nature of the work. However, they MUST register as temporary workers AND must leave the country at the end of the growing season ...
Do you have any idea how clueless you sound? The plan is for them to hang around until the next amnesty, so we can enjoy permanent leftist control of all three branches of government.

In the interim, I am not opposed to giving them access to healthcare. They help keep the price of produce low ..”

LOL....YOU sir are a true IDIOT!


38 posted on 08/10/2011 8:54:24 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Mexican Nationals have a "constitutional right" to force American taxpayers to pay their hospital bills.

It's a strange world.

39 posted on 08/10/2011 9:05:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; cripplecreek; Liz
They help keep the price of produce low

It's a Mephistophelean bargain (cheap food for a number of evils) that allows Obama to break another promise.

40 posted on 08/10/2011 9:11:01 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Budget sins can be fixed. Amnesty is irreversible.)
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To: glock rocks

Reelect Obama 2012 Campaign - Shovel Ready!


To dig America’s grave.


41 posted on 08/10/2011 9:23:28 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


42 posted on 08/10/2011 9:36:04 PM PDT by HiJinx (Old Cold Warrior)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I just received a free 45-day stay in the hospital for acute Obamaitis.

Whenever someone asked me any questions, I simply said, “No hablo Ingles.”


43 posted on 08/10/2011 9:43:09 PM PDT by waus (FUBO UFCMF, Just in case I stuttered, FUBO)
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To: waus

I forgot to mention one other critical element of my plan.

I first purchased two cases of brown shoe polish from the local Walmart.


44 posted on 08/10/2011 9:44:43 PM PDT by waus (FUBO UFCMF, Just in case I stuttered, FUBO)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

But, but, but....they promised us it wouldn’t cover illegals.

They also said it wouldn’t cover abortion.

Have we been lied too?

/sarc


45 posted on 08/10/2011 9:52:11 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Lmo56
They help keep the price of produce low ...

You forgot the accompanying /sarc tag.

Seriously, do a little research. That myth was debunked yeeeears ago.

46 posted on 08/10/2011 10:19:22 PM PDT by MurrietaMadman
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama lie? How could you say that?

I say: His whole life has been a “lie” so why should he become honest once he was elected president?

“Liar, liar, London’s on fire.”

Obama’s “youts” across the pond. Office Kromsky: “We’re depraved because we are deprived”

Don’t worry. Obamacare will take care of you!


47 posted on 08/10/2011 10:20:35 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Winstons Julia
We graduate over 50,000 illegals annually from our high schools.

Even that is questionable deeming as though some of the most heavily illegal laden districts are being caught left and right cheating on test scores (and no, I won't leave out the affluent areas caught up in the cheating scandals either).

48 posted on 08/10/2011 10:44:21 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Gee, Obama lied again.

That’s all Obama does. He just keeps lying and lying all day long. Anytime I see him talking I just know the guy is lying. It’s really the only thing he seems to do naturally.

I said ‘naturally’ because it comes natural to him. I don’t say he does it well because I can see the lies a mile away.


49 posted on 08/10/2011 11:18:24 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wow.


50 posted on 08/11/2011 12:51:09 AM PDT by b4its2late ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8")
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