Congressman Dean Heller (R-NV) entered an amendment in the House Ways and Means Committee to stop illegal aliens from participating in the president's "public health insurance option," should it become law. None of the Democrats on the Committee thought that was a good idea so they voted the amendment down. Heller asked for small things: you know...like verifying an insuree's legal status in the U.S. Michelle Malkin says:
If the congressional majority were truly committed to President Obama’s quest to wring cost savings from the system, why won’t they adopt the same anti-fraud checks imposed on other government health and welfare beneficiaries? Immigration analyst James R. Edwards, Jr. reported last week in National Review that “no health legislation on the table requires federal, state, or local agencies — or private institutions receiving federal funds — to check the immigration status of health-program applicants, so some of the money distributed via Medicaid and tax credits inevitably would go to illegal aliens.” Moreover, the Senate Finance Committee plan creates a new preference for illegal aliens by exempting them from the mandate to buy insurance. That’s right. Law-abiding, uninsured Americans would be fined if they didn’t submit to the Obamacare prescription. Law-breaking border-crossers, visa-overstayers, and deportation fugitives would be spared.Read it all at Michelle's: Obamacare for illegal aliens Democrat members of the House Ways and Means Committee: (click the congressman's name, and then the link to his personal website and give them a call) Charles B. Rangel, NY Chairman Fortney Pete Stark, CA Sander M. Levin, MI Jim McDermott, WA John Lewis, GA Richard E. Neal, MA John S. Tanner, TN Xavier Becerra, CA Lloyd Doggett, TX Earl Pomeroy, ND Mike Thompson, CA John B. Larson, CT Earl Blumenauer, OR Ron Kind, WI Bill PascrellJr. , NJ Shelley Berkley, NV Joseph Crowley, NY Chris Van Hollen, MD Kendrick Meek, FL Allyson Y. Schwartz, PA Artur Davis, AL Danny K. Davis, IL Bob Etheridge, NC Linda T. Sanchez, CA Brian Higgins, NY John A. Yarmuth, KY America, if it is illegal for illegal aliens to be in this country, seems it is illegal for Congress to spend taxpayer money for the well-being of an illegal, don'cha think?