Skip to comments.The Inevitability of Obamacare for Illegal Aliens
Posted on 03/05/2014 4:44:57 AM PST by Kaslin
You knew it was coming. I knew it was coming. When government expands entitlements, illegal aliens always end up with a piece of the pie. Obamacare promoters relented to GOP pressure to include an illegal alien ban on eligibility and vowed endlessly that no benefits would go to the "undocumented." But denial isn't just a river in Egypt. It's the Obama way.
In Oregon this week, officials confessed that nearly 4,000 illegal immigrants had been "accidentally" steered from the state's low-income Medicaid program and instead were enrolled in Obamacare in violation of the law. Oopsie. The Oregonian newspaper's Nick Budnick reported that the health bureaucrats "discovered the problem several weeks ago and are correcting it." Get in line. The beleaguered Cover Oregon health insurance exchange has been riddled with ongoing problems, errors and glitches since last October that have yet to be fixed.
Take note: This wasn't a one-time computer meltdown. Because Oregon's health insurance exchange website has been offline and its software architects under investigation for possible fraud, the Oregon Obamacare drones have been processing each and every application manually. That means nearly 4,000 illegal alien applications with "inaccurate" data somehow passed through government hands and somehow ended up getting routed through as new enrollees with Obamacare-approved full-service health care.
How many Obamacare services did these nearly 4,000 illegal aliens avail themselves of, and at what cost?
Does anyone believe the same incompetent boobs who enrolled them will be able to track down the nearly 4,000 illegal alien beneficiaries, "correct" the "errors" and ensure that it doesn't happen again?
What a slap in the face to the millions of law-abiding Americans who have lost their health care coverage and work hours thanks to Democratic-sponsored federal health care regulatory burdens and mandate costs.
One Oregon Obamacare manager defended the unlawful illegal alien enrollment by explaining: "We were just getting people into the services." And there's the rub. The imperative of these government social engineers is to herd as many "clients" into taxpayer-subsidized programs as possible. Just last week, Obama's Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson publicized an open letter to families with illegal alien relatives promising that no one would be deported for seeking Obamacare services.
"No one in America who is eligible should be afraid to apply for health coverage because they have a family with mixed status," Johnson assured. And in another sign of how the White House is still planning for mass illegal alien amnesty, Johnson also made clear: "Enrolling in health coverage ... will not prevent your loved ones who are undocumented from getting a green card in the future or who do not yet have a green card at risk."
As always, California Democrats are at the forefront of busting open Obamacare for the illegal alien population. Earlier this month, Democratic state Sen. Ricardo Lara introduced a bill to extend health benefits and a special online marketplace to one million illegals under an Obamacare-style program subsidized by state taxpayer dollars.
In case you forgot, President Obama had already paved the path for illegal alien Obamacare when he signed the massive expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP) in 2009. As I've reported previously, the law loosened eligibility requirements for legal immigrants and their children by watering down document and evidentiary standards -- making it easy for individuals to use fake Social Security cards to apply for benefits with little to no chance of getting caught. In addition, Obama's S-CHIP expansion revoked Medicaid application time limits that were part of the 1996 welfare reform law.
Open-borders activists saw those provisions as first steps toward universal health coverage for illegals. They see America as the medical welcome mat to the world. Over the past year, they've ratcheted up public protests demanding free organ transplants for illegal alien patients. In Chicago last fall, they marched on a hospital with caskets and posters demanding scarce organs. One illegal alien blasted authorities for putting "paper over our lives." In California, illegal alien transplant patients count on federal incompetence and lax enforcement to abet them, because if they notify the state that DHS "is aware of their presence and does not plan to deport them," they are eligible for full-blown Medi-Cal coverage, according to the state.
Now, Obamacare peddlers from Oregon to New York and all points in between are rushing to sign up new "customers" in advance of the March 31 open enrollment deadline. How many more thousands of illegal aliens will be roped into the system? Remember: In the lexicon of the left, "accidental" is just another word for inevitable entitlement creep.
Of course, who thought otherwise.
Cover California is already doing that very thing
You’re full of it
“full of it”.
Indeed, ALL Americans are FED UP with Romney’s
IMPOSED RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE (not to mention his
gay marriage that he imposed, too).
BACKSTORY Gilt-edged conservative Cong Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), speaking in Spanish, told a spellbound latino townhall audience that "reform" would not happen this year: "Republicans just do not trust President Obama to carry out any law we might enact. We are afraid that if we reach an agreement, Obama will take the parts he likes and he wont take the parts that he doesnt like.
Mulvaney is mining a mother lode of American distrust Obama himself generated......by his Godzillian Obama/Care blunder.
Trusting Americans are not used to being lied to by their president. Now they are disillusioned b/c Obama promised over and over that they could keep their plans.
Americans are learning that, far from being a national asset, Obama/Care is political flim-flam, a shady ruse being used to forward Obama's self-serving goals:
(1) throwing Americans off affordable health plans,
(2) burdening Americans w/ ruinous deductibles,
(3) nationalizing 1/6 of the US economy,
(4) abandoning the elderly and the chronically ill,
(5) empowering IPAB's (Death Panels),
(6) decimating intergenerational transfers of wealth,
(7) drug rationing for seniors,
(8) pulling $750 million out of Medicare,
(9) more and more taxes......and so on.
The intricacies of "immigration reform" hand Obama another opportunity to dupe the electorate for his own self-serving purposes.
Pimping for the Mexican vote little do they know every mouse trap has free cheese.
THIS JUST IN O/Care's Oregon state exchange "accidentally" enrolled 4000 illegals who don't need O/Care (illegals get free healthcare elsewhere, anytime they frickin' want it).
PASS THE WORD: Enrolling illegals was no accident. Obamacare web sites are also setup to accept voter registrations.
Looks like endangered Dems racked up 4000 votes in Oregon, alone, (that we know of) to help them survive looming 2014 midterms.
DO THIS NOW The state's Secrtary of State is required to check into all cases of reported voter fraud. Course a Dem won't. But many states have Repub Secy's of State. They should be notified about illegals registering via O/Care.....and plugged into Democrat voter rolls.
CONTACT Oklahoma Secy of State
313 NE 21st St
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
TollFree: (866) 227-7784
How many of them got subsidies to help them pay their premiums? Bet that number is huge.