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Immigration reform could
boost cost of Obamacare
by hundreds of billions

Washington Examiner, by Philip Klein

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/29/2013 9:28:49 PM

Earlier today, I posted on why I thought it was unlikely that immigration reform would actually pass this year. But there’s another reason why it will be difficult for Republicans to back legislation as currently outlined – immigration reform could represent a massive expansion of Obamacare, potentially costing hundreds of billions of dollars over the next decade. As the Washington Post’s Sarah Kliff details, legalizing immigrants who are currently in the country illegally could make millions of them eligible for Obamacare. Though the exact number is difficult

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As if they aren´t costing us enough now bankrupting hospitals and healthcare systems with their "free" care. No one makes a peep about the cost of this travesty.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bob913, 1/29/2013 9:38:44 PM     (No. 9147401)

Marco Rubio is doing this for his own ends. He wants to be president and if it means destroying America then so be it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Kowgirl, 1/29/2013 10:14:41 PM     (No. 9147461)

If immigration reform really is going to cost Obamacare hundreds of billions, the first thing we have to do is tap the politicans´ and union members´ paychecks who, thus far, have been exempted from contributing to this particular redistribution of wealth.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/29/2013 10:16:06 PM     (No. 9147465)

If you read this article you can see why Obama wants no debate on a big amnesty and wants it passed quickly through the Congress before anyone can figure out that it will bankrupt the country.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/29/2013 10:32:01 PM     (No. 9147502)

Not a problem. He can borrow more, print more or tax more working Americans.

Many states are not ready for exchanges or increases to Medicaid. Health New had an article today about how little state politicians pay for benefits. In one state it was as low as $8.00. An insult to business owners.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/29/2013 10:32:52 PM     (No. 9147503)

Sorry. That was Healthnews.org

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Reillybinx, 1/29/2013 11:50:12 PM     (No. 9147599)

It may be a sheer stroke of genius on Rubio´s part! Obamacare would implode on its own weight! States like Oregon right now have waiting lists for the Oregon Health Medicaid Plan and are doing lotteries for those waiting! Charities are taking heed and becoming very selective on who gets charity care now as well. The squeeze is on!
Oh, if they only knew who they voted for and what´s coming!! Look out!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Linda in Seattle, 1/30/2013 2:45:10 AM     (No. 9147715)

Why do people even talk about Rubio running let alone being president? He isn´t eligible. He´s not a natural born citizen; he´s a native born citizen.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/30/2013 2:59:09 AM     (No. 9147720)

#7, agree with you. But since it didn´t matter for Obama, why should it matter for Rubio? Oh, wait, he´s a Republican.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/30/2013 4:41:35 AM     (No. 9147747)

Good thing Botox Nancy doesn´t have the House speakership. We´d get another dumb arse bill that the House would have to pass to see what was in it.

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