Obama: Legalize illegals to get them health care
You won't have to worry about giving health care to illegal immigrants if you make them all legal.
I am kind of shocked that he was brazen enough to lay it all out like that. I would think it would be a political bombshell.
If you currently have health care, I believe the quality of your care will go down under the Obama plan. I also believe the costs will go up. Pay more for less, not a great situation. But at least you will be able to sleep well at night knowing that you are paying for the health care of illegal immigrants. What a winning combination.
I expect a backlash on this.
Captain Ed Morrissey opines
In other words, not only should everyone pay for Americans to get health care, we should pay for health care for those who came here illegally. That’s going to be a winning argument in 2010, especially in Blue Dog districts! We’re going to bust the budget and infringe on your personal choices, and we’re going to make you pay for insurance for illegal immigrants!
If a Republican had run an ad making those charges in 2008, the media would have called it a “smear”. If comedians used it in their act, it would have been a joke about GOP paranoia. The joke, unfortunately, is on those who voted for the Blue Dogs because of their supposed conservatism, and on those who voted for Obama because of his supposed centrism.
Wizbang's Kim Priestap
"Has your head exploded yet? It should be obvious to everyone by now that hope and change is nothing but leftist code for bait and switch."
If illegals are thrown into the mix by becoming “legal” that is going to put even more of an unsustainable crush on our entire medical system, making the costs skyrocket and the quality drop dramatically.
Really. Does anyone in this adminstration think about what they’re advocating before they go about trying to sell it? Or does it matter anymore, since they think they can pretty much get away with anything?
Can they get away with this? I doubt it but we will see. Sphere: Related Content