Cong. Joe Wilson Says He Was Right To Call President Obama A Liar
Congressman Joe Wilson has a self-congratulatory blog post applauding himself for calling President Obama a liar.
Nearly two years ago I made national news when I voiced your outrage at the misrepresentations being perpetuated by the Obama administration. The media and Obama’s liberal allies attacked me for only pointing out the truth that ObamaCare would cover illegal immigrants.
Yesterday, my point was vindicated when the Department of Health and Human Services announced its newest ObamaCare grant. CNS News reported:
“Because the health care centers receiving $8.5 million in ObamaCare money ‘to target services to migrant and seasonal farm workers’ will not check the immigration status of the migrant workers who seek their services it is inevitable that they will serve illegal aliens.”
The president specifically promised the American people that ObamaCare would not cover those who are here illegally. He misled all of us.
Think Progress points out that many migrant worker are here legally.
According to data from the U.S. Department of Labor, since 2001, the share of crop workers who are citizens “has increased from about 21 percent to about 33 percent, while the share who hold green cards or other forms of work authorization has fallen from about 25 percent to about 19 percent.” The Department estimates that approximately half of all migrant are citizens or have another legal status.
Furthermore, health centers have to (and should) care for the sick, and it’s not all on the taxpayer dime.
As HHS spokesperson Chris Stenrud told Fox News, “By statute, health centers are required to provide primary health care to all residents of the health center’s service area without regard for ability to pay. However, health centers do not provide free care. All health center patients are expected to contribute to the cost of their care.”Click here for reuse options!
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