Free Healthcare For Illegals Continues The ObamaCare Way

Illigal Aliens SC Free healthcare for illegals continues the ObamaCare way

In 2009, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) estimated that the yearly cost of providing healthcare for illegal aliens was $10.7 billion. It was a difficult figure to approximate as hospitals are not permitted to ask if an emergency room patient is in the country illegally. After all, should an exact total of monies spent even on the delivery of anchor babies (about $10,000 per “anchor”) become known, it would enrage an American public which Democrats especially hope to keep blissfully ignorant about one of the principle reasons for skyrocketing healthcare and health insurance prices—uncompensated costs.

In 1986, EMTALA was signed into law. Part of the COBRA act, EMTALA requires hospitals to provide treatment to anyone who needs it regardless of citizenship status or ability to pay. As the government does NOT reimburse hospitals for such care, a number of hospitals nationwide were forced to close their doors, being unable to provide millions of dollars in free services.

Though hospitals are able to recoup a minimal portion of this massive expense via Medicaid reimbursement, the only way to remain solvent is by raising prices to paying patients. Naturally, this drives up the cost of both healthcare and health insurance.

Enter Barack Obama and his namesake “healthcare” program. When arguing the constitutionality of ObamaCare before the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli claimed that the individual mandate requiring everyone either purchase health insurance or pay a penalty was necessary in order to stop the  practice of charging “…uncompensated costs … directly to other market participants…”

In short, the Regime was ostensibly outraged that responsibility for payment of these uncompensated costs was being placed on others by healthcare providers who routinely  “…charge[d] higher rates in order to cover the cost of uncompensated care…”  Mr. Obama’s Justice Department minions argued that although millions of Americans did not WANT to purchase health insurance, the federal government had both a right and an obligation to force them to do so in order to halt the “unfair practice” of the uninsured taking advantage of and driving up prices for the insured!

So by charging EVERYONE, whether they wanted insurance or not, there would be no more unfair, uncompensated costs because everyone would be paying for healthcare!  The freeloaders, formerly gaming the system by getting free care paid by others, would now be forced to pay their “fair share!”

Did Congress consider changing the EMTALA LAW–the real reason for uncompensated costs–rather than forcing ObamaCare on the American people? Of course not.  Will illegals have to buy healthcare? No. They will STILL be getting “free” care, paid by those who ARE required to buy ObamaCare approved healthcare or pay a “penalty.” (A “TAX” if you’re Justice Roberts.)

In short, thanks to ObamaCare, billions in healthcare costs for illegals will be neatly covered up by the individual mandate. And Democrats will eagerly state that illegals are NOT being covered by ObamaCare and that any healthcare expense associated with illegals is at worst minimal.

It’s the LEAST the Democrat Party can do for 30 million undocumented voters, isn’t it!

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  1. VirgoVince says:

    Get rid of the illegal alien garbage and save the Free healthcare, NOT ovomitcare, for America's poor and needy!!!! Other countries need to take care of their own poor and needy, WE can't save the world and they do NOTHING to help themselves!!!!

    • Edwardkoziol says:

      These scumbags get everything free.If your in a car accident with one your fu–ed they don't have insurance and the law will never find them.They're better then Houdini at disappearing.

  2. Linda A. From NY says:

    No matter how we look at it, we the American citizens are getting screwed, these illegals should not get any healthcare, I am tire of seeing these illegals women having kids and becoming a burden on the taxpayer's expense. This government needs to round them up and send them all back and closed the borders!!!

    • Edwardkoziol says:

      I'm with you on this one Ike did it and this is the one thing I hold against Bush.When it came to illegals he did shit probably because Jeb was married to a spic.

  3. Sideshow says:

    Illegal scumbag parasites are everywhere…at least everywhere they should NOT be, like in OUR country…
    They're reproducing like cockroaches, and a lot of them act the same way…infesting the woodwork and showing up at all-night stores late at night like the vampires they are…
    Been to an emergency room lately ??? Get in line behind the queue of knocked-up illegal scumbag females there to receive their free anchor baby delivery, while several other 1,2,3,4,5 year-old illegal scumbag larvae run around the place unattended and undisciplined…
    Certain parts of pretty much any city of reasonable size have become uninhabitable due to the barrios they've been busily setting up…doing drive-bys and all the other crap they do in mostly libtard-run cities and states…a lot of them fat and sassy on their free EBT cards and free welfare…which, of course, WE are paying for…

  4. Seeks_the_truth says:

    How about the next time any citizen needs care, they go to the hospitals and claim they have no insurance, whether they do or not.
    Skip out on the bill just as the illegal aliens are. Sooner than later things will change when the hospitals are stuck with ALL bills.

  5. Edwardkoziol says:

    I have questioned public officials when ever I can about these illegals going to emergency rooms and getting treated even without having insurance and theyseem to think it's ok but Americans better have insurance or you can die waiting for care.I know because it happened to me.Obunghole and his fellow socialist want the working people to pay for these illegal aliens through higher taxes and I say ask them for the money first then treat them or tell them go to a doctor who treats illegal immigrants for free.Better yet send them to Schumer ,Graham and
    McDuck McCain house or better yet that pillow biter Barney Franks house.

  6. RacerJim says:

    I am a Vietnam Veteran but did not stay in the military long enough (20 years +) to qualify for retirement benefits like free healthcare for life at military medical facilities like Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda (Maryland), the closest military/VA medical facility to me. However, Department Of Defense civilian employees and civilian contractor employees, and immediate family members thereof, at that MILITARY hospital are qualified for free healthcare at that MILITARY hospital. Civilian contractor employees at that MILITARY hospital are almost exclusively Hispanic/Latino who speak very little/no English and, since Maryland is a sanctuary state and CASA de Maryland provides all manner of assistance to ILLEGAL HISPANIC/LATINO IMMIGRANTS, there’s no doubt in my mind that many/most of those Hispanic/Latino employees are ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS!

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