WH on health care, illegal immigrants - First Read - msnbc.com
If the bill already had a mechanism, why announce they are inserting SAVE provisions ? If the bill did not have a mechanism, well I have explained to you already, that when crafting legislation, claims and enforcement must go hand in hand or one is being disingenuous if not outright decietful.
The bullet points sent tonight by the White House:
Undocumented immigrants would not be able to buy private insurance on the exchange. Those who are lawfully present in this country would be able to participate.
Undocumented immigrants would be able to buy insurance in the non-exchange private market, just as they do today. That market will shrink as the exchange takes hold, but it will still exist and will be subject to reforms such as the bans on pre-existing conditions and caps.
Verification will be required when purchasing health insurance on the exchange. One option is the SAVE program (Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements) which states currently use to make sure that undocumented immigrants don't participate in safety-net programs for which they are ineligible.
There would be no change in the law that requires emergency rooms to treat people who need emergency care, including undocumented immigrants. There is already a federal grant program that compensates states for emergency room costs associated with treatment of undocumented immigrants, a provision sponsored by a Republican lawmaker.
WHY WON'T YOU ANSWER THE QUESTION ??
There's nothing to say that save wasn't ever going to be in the bill to begin with. The finance committee has yet to present the finalized bill. Even so how exactly would Save stop this secret brotherhood of illegal aliens you think are somehow conspiring to steal health care?
We spent 8 million dollars to catch the 8 illegal immigrants that cheated their way to medicaid. That's 1 million dollars for each immigrant. Yeah I'm sure those 8 immigrants are somehow using 1 million dollars worth of health care.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Again since you avoided the question how exactly is save going to stop illegals from getting treatment and having us pay for it?
At that time, no SAVE provisions.
So if you make the claim the bill will deny care / benefits to illegals, at that time, you are lying, as you know there is no enforcement mechanism.
Getting caught in his lie is the only reason the provisions were put back in, and anyone with sense knows it.