All Government Healthcare Plans Will Cover Illegals

October 10, 2009
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Everyone remembers President Obama declaring that public insurance options would not cover illegal immigrants and Rep Joe Wilson shouting “You lie!”  We have also reported that the Congressional Research Service has stated that HR 3200 would cover illegal immigrants.

There have also been numerous attempts by House and Senate Republicans to add amendments to the bills with specific language denying public finance insurance for illegal immigrants.  All of those attempts have been defeated by the Democrats.

In 1982, the Supreme Court ruled in Plyler v. Doe that benefits offered to the general public could not exclude certain groups of people; even if those people are not in the country legally.

You can probably expect to see some language make it into drafts of final bills excluding public dollars to fund insurance for illegal immigrants as most voters are against providing it even if they are for some form of public option.  Which doesn’t explain the Democrats insistence that no such language is in the various bills or President Obama declaring that his plan wouldn’t cover those people in the country illegally.

Once language is inserted into the bill, then Americans don’t have to worry about providing publicly funded insurance to illegal immigrants right?

Wrong!

In 1982, the Supreme Court ruled in Plyler v. Doe that benefits offered to the general public could not exclude certain groups of people even people not in the country legally.

Texas had a law that denied funds for public education to children in the country illegally.  The Supreme Court ruled in Plyler v. Doe that the Texas state law was in violation of the constitution stating that “as illegal immigrant children are people “in any ordinary sense of the term”, and therefore had protection from discrimination”.

The President is either trying to mislead the American people or is ignorant of the fact that in Plyler v. Doe, the Supreme Court insured that the legislature would not be able to stop illegal immigrants from getting free or subsidized insurance if it is offered to the public in general.

This alone is enough reason to oppose any public option to be included in healthcare reform.

The next time you hear a politician say that illegals will not be covered under a public option, feel free to shout out either “You lie!” or “You are ignorant!”.  However, shouting out “You are ignorant” is probably closer to the truth.

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4 Responses to All Government Healthcare Plans Will Cover Illegals

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  2. Thomas on October 13, 2009 at 12:08 am

    While I am not for a public option I do feel you are play the fear mongering role about illegals. Much of the legislation put in place over the past few years has been to deny illegals many rights they once held. If you have heard of an I9, this is but one requirement for work in this country. If you are not from here it is becoming increasingly difficult to do anything

  3. admin on October 13, 2009 at 6:52 am

    This is not fear mongering. It is a fact that the bills our government as “allowed” us to read, do not require any enforcement to stop people in this country illegaly from enrolling in publically financed health care.

    Plyler v. Doe implies that the constitution says that if the government offers public financed health care to all, they have to offer it illegals as well.

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