Skip to comments.Treatment Of Noncitizens In H.R. 3200 (The Official CRS Report That Rips Pro-Illegal Alien Obamacare
Posted on 08/27/2009 1:09:05 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
... In 2008 there were approximately 37.3 million foreign-born persons in the United States. The foreign-born population was comprised of approximately 15.1 million naturalized U.S. citizens and 22.1 million noncitizens.
H.R. 3200 includes an individual mandate to have health insurance with tax penalties for non-compliance. Individuals who do not maintain acceptable insurance coverage for themselves and their children would be required to pay an additional tax. Some individuals, including nonresident aliens, would be exempt from the individual mandate...
Under H.R. 3200 a "Health Insurance Exchange" would begin operation in 2013 and would offer plans alongside a public option. H.R. 3200 does not contain any restrictions on noncitizens participating in the Exchange - whether the noncitizens are legally present, or in the United States temporarily or permanently...
Some have expressed concern that since H.R. 3200 does not contain a mechanism to verify immigration status, the prohibitions on noncitizens (e.g. nonimmigrants and unauthorized aliens) receiving the credits may not be enforced. Thus it appears absent of a provision in the bill specifying the verification procedure, that the Commissioner would be responsible for determining a mechanism to verify the eligibility of noncitizens for the credits.
(Excerpt) Read more at ryanjames.us ...
In HR 3200:
1.) There is no enforcement mechanism to verify who is and isn't an illegal alien.
SAVE and IEVS are already used by the federal government to verify citizenship status and income eligibility for federal programs. Dean Heller (R-NV) wanted those in his amendment. Democrats defeated Heller's amendment in the House Ways & Means Committee on a party line, 26-15 vote. Democrats also defeated a similar amendment to verify citizenship status in the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
2.) If illegals don't want health insurance they aren't required to get “acceptable” health insurance, but US citizens are. They won't pay a fine, but US citizens will.
3.) Taxpayer funded, income-based credits for poor people to participate in the Health Insurance Exchange will end up in the hands of illegals because there is no mechanism (like SAVE) within HR 3200 to verify citizenship status.
CRS Reports are not normally made available to the public, and the timely distribution of this one shows that someone on Capitol Hill wants it to be known in the public domain.
Siskin and Lunder of CRS may have written this summation concerning the Treatment of Noncitizens in HR 3200, but I doubt it was they who released it.
I can't see any reason why the Dems would want this released, given that this report itself says that there is (in Siskin and Lunder’s eyes) apparently no mechanism within HR 3200 (and there isn't) to verify citizenship status of those who wish to participate in the Health Insurance Exchange with taxpayer subsidized credits being issued to them.
No verification mechanism - no way to know who is and isn't an illegal alien.
And with a Commissioner deciding what verification mechanism there will or won't be, that is quite a loophole for illegals to get taxpayer funded federal health care benefits (subsidized credits) in the Health Insurance Exchange.
In the end, illegal aliens don't have to participate in anything, and won't pay a fine (tax) for not having health insurance, but US citizens will pay a fine for not have health insurance.
Didn’t Obama say that “Nobody has talked about giving health insurance to illegal immigrants”?
This report makes a liar out of Obama.
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