Amnesty to mean better access to the Gringo's $$$! H/T Lost in America
Amidst the deafening MSM and major webzine cheerleading for the upcoming Amnesty offensive, The Hill has surprisingly strayed a little from the be-happy script.
Comprehensive immigration reform could make millions of people suddenly eligible for assistance under President Obama's healthcare law, assuming a final deal paves the way for undocumented immigrants to receive papers.
Illegal aliens are now prohibited from purchasing coverage through the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges, which will launch next year. They are also ineligible for Medicaid under most circumstances, making the law's expansion of the program fruitless for people without documents.
Even young illegal immigrants with "deferred action" status, known as "DREAMers," cannot access the law's benefits.
But the picture could change completely if Hispanic lawmakers get their wish...
Immigration reform could add millions of people under Obama health law By Elise Viebeck - 01/26/13
Very timidly, a GOP aligned think tank operative mumbled something about this
Sarah Hale, director of healthcare policy at the American Action Forum, cautioned that it is far too early to predict whether a new immigration policy would raise the health law's tab...
"But if there are a huge swath of people who are newly eligible for an insurance subsidy or for Medicaid, then naturally that is going to impact the budget number."
In an encouraging development this report was prominently featured today by the Drudge Report with the characteristically more incisive headline Immigration reform could add millions to Obamacare rolls....
Immigration coverage was shamefully downplayed by Drudge during the election, probably to hide Romney’s surrender on the issue from GOP voters. Picking up this story may mean that the site’s very alert management is reverting to supplying its readers with news about their concerns, rather than serving the Republican Establishment.
This could be a big help in the struggle.