James R. Edwards Jr., PhD, Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, stated the following in his July 2010 article "The Medicaid Costs of Legalizing Illegal Aliens," available at http://www.cis.org
"The recently enacted health reform law, in part, expands eligibility for the Medicaid program. Illegal aliens remain ineligible for Medicaid beyond emergency services. However, this could change if they are legalized...
3.4 million uninsured illegal immigrants have incomes low enough (under 133 percent of poverty) to qualify for Medicaid under the expanded eligibility established by health reform…
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I thought Obamacare was supposed to be great and helpful to Americans and businesses. Why would Obama’s biggest supporters in Unions and in the insurance industry need waivers from such a great plan? The organizations receiving waivers sure makes me scratch my head:
•United Federation of Teachers Fund – 351,000 enrollees
•NY District Council 37 Health & Security Plan – 303,164 enrollees
•CIGNA -265,000 enrollees
•Aetna – 209,423 enrollees
•Teamsters Local 237 Welfare Fund – 51,649 enrollees
•Chicago Local 25 SEIU – 31,000 enrollees
Peruse the complete lists at your leisure. Why is a law that is supposed to be awesome for you and me, not being enforced on unions and the health insurance companies that helped write the 2,700 page monstrosity? I’m sure there’s a good explanation. Obama wouldn’t lie to us about Obamacare. It certainly doesn’t include any taxes and it will certainly be budget neutral.
Obamacare Facts & Figures
Nearly one-quarter of all seniors rely on Medicare Advantage, the private health care option in Medicare. However, Obamacare makes such deep cuts to that program that half of those covered will no longer be able to keep the coverage they have.
New taxes on drug companies ($27 billion) and medical device makers ($20 billion), as well as new reporting requirements and regulations imposed on physicians, will make access to health care and services more costly and difficult for seniors under Obamacare. http://www.heritage.org/research/projec ... -obamacare
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