|Illegal Immigrants Can Enroll for Free ObamaCare|
|by Tom McGregor||Wed, Nov 26, 2014, 08:27 PM|
President Barry Obama has decreed that all amnestied illegal immigrants residing the U.S. should enroll in ObamaCare to receive Medicare and Medicaid benefits.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President 's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House. Under Obama's actions, immigrants who are spared deportation could obtain work permits and a Social Security number. As a result, they would pay into the Social Security system through payroll taxes."
Stephen Miller, a spokesman for U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R.-Al.), is quoted as saying that, "The amnestied illegal immigrants are largely older, lower-wage and lower-skilled and will draw billions more in benefits than they will pay in."
According to the Houston Chronicle, "No such "lawfully present" immigrant, however, would be immediately entitled to the benefits because like all Social Security and Medicare recipients they would have to work 10 years to become eligible for retirement payments and health care. To remain qualified, either Congress or future administrations would have to extend Obama's actions so that those immigrants would still be considered lawfully present in the country."
Free ObamaCare for amnestied illegal immigrants would mean more expensive insurance premiums for all other Americans.
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