Do You Want ObamaCare to Cover 5,600,000 Illegal Aliens?

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Posted: Jul 22, 2009 4:18 PM
Guest blog post by Rep. Steve King (Iowa)

According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the 2019 non-Medicare population of the United States will include 14.1 million illegal aliens. CBO projects that up to 8.5 million of the 14.1 million illegal aliens in the United States in 2019 will not have health insurance, meaning passage of the Democrats' health care bill will see to it that up to 5.6 million illegal aliens have health insurance. This will be in large part because the liberal proposal does not include any requirements to verify the citizenship or immigration status of those receiving taxpayer-funded health benefits.

Ilegal aliens should not receive health care benefits under the liberals’ so-called health care reform proposal. Taxpaying families, already weighed down by bailouts and massive spending bills, cannot afford to pay for health insurance for millions of illegal aliens. Hard and smart working Iowans should not be forced pay for illegal aliens to obtain health benefits under any health care reform plan.

It is wrong to reward law breakers. The American people are speaking loud and clear and saying, ‘No health care for illegal aliens.’

Congressman King represents Iowa's fifth district and serves on the House Committee on Small Business.