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The truth about illegal immigrants and health care in layman’s terms

September 15, 2009

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.

Read more of FactCheck.org’s findings here.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 16, 2009 1:06 am

    FactCheck.org should not to be trusted as a sole reliable source.
    I have found errors in information provided by FactCheck.org several times and can not and will not recommend information provided by FactCheck.org as a reliable source.

    • Matthew Wright permalink*
      September 16, 2009 8:28 am

      So, you’re saying that Obama definitely lied right? I’m saying he did not lie, but there are no concrete measures in place to prevent illegals from receiving care. It’s not a lie, but that question was not asked. The question was “will illegals receive health care benefits?” The answer is no. Why don’t you read PolitiFact too. If you think they’re wrong too, I’m not sure what to tell you.

  2. Matthew Wright permalink*
    September 16, 2009 7:58 am

    Please tell me what kind of errors you found. Should we trust you instead then? Are you the new “non-partisan source for information?

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