SEC. 246. NO FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS.
"Nothing in this subtitle shall allow Federal payments for affordability credits on behalf of individuals who are not lawfully present in the United States.
That is very clear and concise verbiage. Under the provisions of HR 3200, illegal immigrants would not be allowed to receive federal subsidies with which to acquire health insurance from the proposed Health Insurance Exchange.
But illegal immigrants are allowed - as anyone should be, regardless of residency status - emergency medical care under Medicaid, and HR 3200 not only expands Medicaid eligibility but also restricts (via Section 1702) inquiries about immigration and residency status. This would make it difficult for state agencies to prevent illegal immigrants from receiving fully subsidized medical care above and beyond what they are currently entitled to receive.
So technically, President Obama is telling the truth in that illegal immigrants will not be eligible to receive federal subsidies for the purpose of acquiring health insurance from the proposed Health Insurance Exchange. He is, however, being extremely disingenuous in his statement, hence the above reference to Karl Rove, since HR 3200, America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 (AAHCA), would grant illegal immigrants greatly expanded access to medical care. Indeed, the provisions in Section 1702 of the bill could allow them access to 100% taxpayer subsidized non-emergency medical care.
So is the claim that ObamaCare will cover illegal immigrants an "outrageous myth?" No, but it is an oversimplification of the matter. This is very much the same as President Obama's "outrageous myth" that ObamaCare won't cover illegal immigrants."
So the law states that illegal immigrants arenít covered, but then the law prohibits providers from inquiring about immigration status, thus illegals WILL get coverage. Either Obama wanted illegals to get taxpayers subsidized healthcare or he is an idiot.
FREE comprehensive healthcare for illegal immigrants, courtesy the US taxpayer. Thanks Obama.