Whatever Americans think about healthcare, they are united by the fact that they don't want illegal aliens to be covered. A Rasmussen Poll showed that 80% of Americans opposed it and only 11% supported it. A full 70% said that it would be a dealbreaker.
Not wanting to be completely at odds with the American People, when Barack Obama was asked by Katie Couric if he thought illegal aliens should be covered, he said "no."
Then he elaborated, "First of all, I'd like to create a situation where we're dealing with illegal immigration, so that we don't have illegal immigrants And we've got legal residents or citizens who are eligible for the plan. And I want a comprehensive immigration plan that creates a pathway to achieve that."
In other words: we don't need to worry about barring illegal aliens from getting healthcare, because we're going to make them legal citizens before long. In the meantime, they can continue to drain our tax dollars at the emergency room.
Illegal aliens minors don't need to wait,
"The one exception that I think has to be discussed is how are we treating childrenâ€¦Partly because if you've got children who may be here illegally but are still in playgrounds or at schools, and potentially are passing on illnesses and communicable diseases, that aren't getting vaccinated, that I think is a situation where you may have to make an exception."
Most states already have laws mandating and funding vaccinations as prerequisite for enrolling in public school, so this does require unlimited free healthcare. Of course we could also overturn Plyer vs. Doe.
In fact, it looks like most illegal aliens won't have to at all, the Ways and Means Committee rejected Congressman Dean Heller's Amendment to make sure that people who get government funded healthcare are in the country legally last Friday.