Illegal Aliens ARE eligible for Obamacare!
Posted in the Caruthersville Forum
#1 Feb 14, 2014
In 2009, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) apologized profusely to the White House for shouting, "You lie!" as President Barack Obama told Congress that Obamacare would not cover illegal immigrants. Now it would appear that the White House owes Wilson an apology, as Covered California--the flagship of state Obamacare exchanges--is recruiting illegal ("undocumented") immigrants to sign up for the program, regardless of their eligibility.
The Covered California website includes a special page entitled: "No temas si eres indocumentado/a y quieres inscribir a tu familia en un seguro médico" ("Fear not if you are undocumented and want to enroll your family in health insurance"). The website goes on to explain that information shared with Obamacare cannot be shared with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It does not explicitly warn that illegal aliens are ineligible.
"According to the laws and implementing regulations," the website says, "the information provided by individuals for coverage can not be used for purposes other than ensuring the efficient functioning of the insurance market ( Covered California) or administration of the program, or to verify certain eligibility determinations including verification of the immigration status of these people."
As Bloomberg News notes, Latinos have been slow to sign up for Obamacare, partly because of problems with the Spanish-language version of the Obamacare website, and partly because some immigrant families are afraid of providing information to the government or using public assistance, among other factors. Covered California is devoting additional resources to recruiting more Latino enrollees before the deadline at the end of March.
Obamacare has been under greater pressure to produce impressive enrollment numbers as the program comes under more intense scrutiny from politicians and the public, providing a possible motive for recruiting illegal aliens to enroll. Earlier this week, the federal government announced that 3.3 million people had signed up nationwide, but that included people who had not yet paid, and actually represented a slowing rate of enrollment, with too few young people joining the program.
Hell, I ain't paying no taxes or insurance premiums, I hopes daze all gits it.
#2 Feb 15, 2014
Rumors and lies from the right wing nuts
The chain email says that Obamacare provides insurance "to all non-U.S. residents, even if they are here illegally."
Its actually citing a 2009 proposal that didnt pass, but that doesnt really matter.
The emails wrong either way.
The Affordable Care Act does nothing to provide health insurance to anyone living in the United States illegally. It does offer some assistance to legal non-U.S. citizens, which by the way is different than a non-U.S. resident as the email claims.(A non-U.S. resident could be living in Mexico, France or even Mars).
They keep shoveling bull sh!t down ur open mouth
U keep swallowing. U must like the taste. YUK.....YUK.....YUK...
#3 Feb 15, 2014
it's not the taste we like, it's the swallowing!!
Since: Feb 14
#4 Feb 15, 2014
Speaking of swallowing I sometimes wonder if I should have swallowed.
Have you seen my meth jar?
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