The truth about illegal immigrants and health care in layman’s terms
What is the truth behind the infamous “you lie!” pronouncement from Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC)? Who is the real liar here? Is it Mr. Wilson, or President Obama? It seems, courtesy of FactCheck.org, that the president is telling the truth. Sort of.
CRS, Aug. 25: Some have expressed concerns that since H.R. 3200 does not contain a mechanism to verify immigration status, the prohibitions on certain noncitizens (e.g, nonimmigrants and unauthorized aliens) receiving the credits may not be enforced. However, others note that under §142(a)(3) of the bill, it is the responsibility of the Health Choices Commissioner (Commissioner) to administer the “individual affordability credits under subtitle C of title II, including determination of eligibility for such credits.” 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.
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