Obama reiterates magical, dishonest plan: illegal aliens won't get healthcare because illegal aliens will be legalized first
As previously discussed, Barack Obama has a magical, deceptive plan to avoid giving healthcare to illegal aliens: give them legal status first. Someone could cross the border illegally one day, obtain easily faked documentation showing they'd been living in the U.S. for years the next, and then get on the path to citizenship - and eligible to receive Obama's largess - the day after that. Most forms of buying votes are more subtle; give Obama credit for boldness.
"As I said before, the best way to deal with undocumented immigrants is to make them documented... As I just said, when it comes to legal residents we want to find ways that they can access preventative services, enrollment services, regular treatments. So, I think there’s a difference between legal immigrants who work here - they should have access to medical services. Undocumented workers who are here illegally - we want to create comprehensive immigration reform so they can get on a path to citizenship. Until they do, we can’t reward them with some of the benefits which quite frankly cost us a lot of money. There will be a lot of resistance when people who are citizens and legal residents aren’t getting these services and we’re giving them to undocumented workers."
He's admitting that illegal aliens would be a strain on the system and that his system would have limited resources and thus illegal aliens would take healthcare benefits from citizens. His solution is completely dishonest and boils down to just waving a magic wand, changing the status of millions of people without dealing with any of the cost issues involved.
And, as with anyone else supporting comprehensive immigration reform, he's supporting a rolling amnesty: after those who are currently here illegally are made legal residents and a new population of illegal aliens builds up, the same forces that are now pushing for amnesty would push for a new one. And, they'd be able to do that with even greater political power than they have now.