The Heller amendment would have enabled providers to verify eligibility and citizenship. It was defeated 27 to 15 by the House Ways and Means Committee. You think we have illegal immigration problems now? Wait until they can get free health insurance.
Democrats had insisted throughout the health-care reform debate that illegals would be ineligible for the so-called public option plan that is to be subsidized by taxpayers.
"We're not going to cover undocumented aliens, undocumented workers," Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, told reporters in May. "That's too politically explosive."
Republicans, however, point out that the Democrats, by refusing to accept the Heller amendment, would deny health agencies from conducting simple database checks to verify citizenship. Many states give illegals driver licenses, which will be sufficient to get free health care under the plan.Read the whole article. Then contact your Senators, your Representatives, your Governor, and anyone else you think will help stop this madness.