The immigrants are an irrelevant diversion. Stop them with immigration policy, not health.
Hardly an irrelevant diversion. Ask California, Texas, Arizona, Nevada, etc. and I’m sure they’ll tell you how irrelevant the issue is. I do agree that it starts with immigration policy. But how long do you really believe it will take to fix the immigration problem? Ten years, twenty? In the mean time, free health services to illegals must be curbed. An important talking point for reform proponents has been the “47 million” uninsured individuals in the U.S. Most sources I have read compute that between 30-50% of those 47 million are illegal immigrants. Medicare and Medicaid were never meant to cover illegal immigrants. When you throw millions more people into a system that it was never meant to cover, you may have a problem.
Still an irrelevant diversion?
In the mean time, free health services to illegals must be curbed.
No in the meantime health services to American citizens are being curbed.
I would like to see those sources because I cannot swallow those statistics.
It is not just the illegal immigration that is the problem here. It would only be a problem if they were outside the tax system. In a universal health care sydtem all income is taxed with a percentage going into the health care system. So those who are employing illegals would be to blame if they did not deduct the tax.
So it would not be the poor illegal Mexicans who are a burden on our health system. Rather, it would be the greedy citizens who employ them illegally
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