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Generous Joe: More “Free” Healthcare For Illegals Needed

Joe Biden illegals healthcarePresidential candidate Joe Biden wants American taxpayers to pay for illegal-alien healthcare. Indeed, he doesn’t just want us to pay for their healthcare, he says we are obliged to pay for their healthcare.

That’s likely because Biden thinks illegals are American citizens, and doesn’t much care how many are here as long as they vote the right way.

What Biden didn’t explain when he said we must pay for illegal-alien healthcare is how much such beneficence would cost.

Answer: A lot.

The Question, The Answer

Biden’s demand that we pay for illegal-alien healthcare answered a question he got on Wednesday in Los Angeles from a reporter who wanted to know whether the “undocumented” deserve a free ride.

The question was this: “Do you think that undocumented immigrants who are in this country and are law-abiding should be entitled to federal benefits like Medicare, Medicaid for example?”

Answered Biden, “Look, I think that anyone who is in a situation where they are in need of health care, regardless of whether they are documented or undocumented, we have an obligation to see that they are cared for. That’s why I think we need more clinics in this country.”

Biden forgot to put “free” before clinics, but anyway, the candidate then suggested that Americans who disagree likely have a nasty hang-up about the border-jumping illegals who lie with the facility of Pinocchio when they apply for “asylum.”

“A significant portion of undocumented folks in this country are there because they overstayed their visas,” he continued. “It’s not a lot of people breaking down gates coming across the border,” he falsely averred.

Then came the inevitable. “We” need to watch what we say about all those “undocumented folks.”

“The biggest thing we’ve got to do is tone down the rhetoric,” he continued, because that “creates fear and concern” and ends in describing “undocumented folks” in “graphic, unflattering terms.”

Biden thinks those “undocumented folks” are citizens, as Breitbart noted in its report on his generosity with other people’s money.

In 2014, Biden told the worthies of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce that entering the country illegally isn’t a problem, and Teddy Roosevelt would agree.

“The 11 million people living in the shadows, I believe they’re already American citizens,” Biden said. “Teddy Roosevelt said it better, he said Americanism is not a question of birthplace or creed or a line of dissent. It’s a question of principles, idealism, and character.”

Illegals “are just waiting, waiting for a chance to be able to contribute fully. And by that standard, 11 million undocumented aliens are already American.”

Roosevelt also said that “the one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities,” but that inconvenient truth aside, Biden likely doesn’t grasp just what his munificence — again, with our money — will cost.

The Cost of Illegal-Alien Healthcare

Biden is right that visa overstays are a big problem: 701,900 in 2018, the government reported. But at least those who overstay actually entered the country legally; border jumpers don’t.

But that’s beside the point.

The real problem is the cost of the healthcare, which Forbes magazine estimated to be $18.5 billion, $11.2 billion of it federal tax dollars.

In 2017, the Federation for American Immigration Reform reported a figure of $29.3 billion; $17.1 in federal tax dollars, and $12.2 billion in state tax dollars. More than $15 billion on that total was uncompensated medical care. The rest fell under Medicaid births, Medicaid fraud, Medicaid for illegal-alien children, and improper Medicaid payouts.

The bills for the more than half-million illegals who have crossed the border since the beginning of fiscal 2019 in October are already rolling in.

Speaking at a news conference in March, Brian Hastings, operations chief for Customs and Border Protection (CBP), said about 55 illegals per day need medical care, and that 31,000 illegals will need medical care this year, up from 12,000 last year. Since December 22, he said, sick illegals have forced agents to spend 57,000 hours at hospitals or medical facilities. Cost: $2.2 milllion in salaries. Between 25 percent and 40 percent of the border agency’s manpower goes to the care and maintenance of illegals, he said.

CBP spent $98 million on illegal-alien healthcare between 2014 and 2018.

Hastings spoke before more than 200,000 illegals crossed the border in March and April.

Reprinted with permission from - The New American - by R. Cort Kirkwood

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NJ resident

OK . And how will I pay for my husband’s dementia care in a facility that costs over $10,000.00 a MONTH ?? This man worked for 40 years, supporting his family and parents, paying taxes, health care insurance, college costs , the poor around us, etc., and now needs financial help to take care of him. I can not get it because we own a house ( and pay NJ taxes). I will lose my home, everything we worked for, and be unable to take care of myself financially. What about those of us who supported our government’s spending for the past 60- plus years? Our aged and our needs are tax-poor Nice. Mr Biden does not have to worry because he gets free medical care ( that we pay for) and earned enough money from us to pay for whatever he wants and needs. What about middle, struggling Americans… Read more »

Stan

Can I get Undocumented? I hear the benefits are great!

Barbara A Ervin

Every person in this country illegally deserves NOTHING except DEPORTATION!!! We can’t take care of our own let alone illegals and these ‘migrant caravans’ demanding asylum!!! Our tax dollars should be going toward the betterment of our country and not it’s ruination!!!!!!!

Doug

And who pays the bill for that and all the other stuff? Us because we are intolerant! But not him or Bernie because they’re special. Good luck in 2020.

Frank S.

Biden continues to show the naivete of the “progressive” left. Truth is, I truly feel sorry for the majority of illegal aliens who are only trying to improve their lives and the lives of their children. But there are enormous costs involved in helping these non-citizens. How do we spend all this money on them while we curtail decent health care and other services for many Americans, most of whom have paid taxes for decades? Better to dissuade the illegals from making the hazardous journey in the first place, and working with their own governments by providing aid (with lots of strings attached) and expertise. And where we find blatant corruption within these governments, call them out and humiliate them. We need to change the laws that are currently acting as magnets to draw these people here. At the same time, we need to show compassion. We are still the… Read more »

Ang

If Biden and the rest of his cronies care so much for these illegals, then why don’t they take care of them? They all have the money. We have our own to take care of. He makes me sick, just like the rest of the Dems. They all need to go away.

Jan crawford

CANNOT BELIEVE SUCH STUPIDITY -CRAWFORD FAMILY

Catherine

This is so infuriating! The legal American tax payers cannot and were never intended to support the third world! That is NOT what the entitlement programs were ever intended to do. A clear example of what can happen if these freebies don’t stop can be seen in history – the history of the City of Miami, Florida to be specific. The City of Miami was besieged with Cubans escaping Cuba with with only the clothes on their backs and their hands out demanding U.S. entitlements. It took a while but so many of them cane that they finally bankrupted the city, which is why they had to merge with Dade County and have ever since been known as Miami-Dade. If we don’t stop this nonsense now these CRIMINALS can and will bankrupt both our retirement system and all the entitlement programs we have worked our entire lives paying into. This… Read more »

Rick J.

How far will Joe jump to the left? A man who will do or say anything to get elected!!! But only one of 23???
The biggest liar will WIN…. But where they stop nobody knows!!

William Compton

Biden and son will look good in prison black and white stripes.

Sherri B.

This just make me madder than HELL ! I cant afford healthcare for myself, and we’re overtaxed, but these illegals coming across that have NEVER paid into the system expect and GET healthcare!!? Hmmm. So how about we all quit paying our taxes until Washington quits taking and misusing our tax money!!?

General Patton

Biden is a disgrace to this country. He is only running to try and suppress future investigations into his corruption with his son Hunter in Ukraine and China. He has lived of the American taxpayer for 45 yrs, and has full knowledge of Obama’s corruption and the Crooked Deep State

Gunny Joe

This, is as anyone with 1 brain cell, knows a way to buy votes, (think lyndon banes johnson), and his statement after singing of his great society bill. ONA runs a cost estimator for the illegal daily cost, check it out the amount is staggering. We need voter photo verification, or this perv, or some other socialist (commie) will finish what obama started. A person who wants to be an US citizen, Learns our laws, language, and customs, and dose not stand with their hand out for our money. President Trump has the right plan and the right hart, to fix this problem which is aiding in destroying our Nation. I say to all of you, that thank me for my service to our Nation, to thank me the best way you can, DoNot set at home when election time comes around, DoNot vote with FELLINGS but with knowledge of… Read more »

Nancy

Dems seem to be more generous with taxpayers money than rep. FREE FREE FREE

Jeff S

This moron, and all of the other morons, need to be blasted off to a very distant planet!

jwwj

Poor Joe…he’s delusional! I’m sorry but we need to take care of our country’s people first. If we have funding left over, then maybe we could donate to countries that need help (not that we already don’t). WE are are whom has made this country great! Take care of us then we can help others. Its not going to do any good to run OUR country into the ground! God gave us an intellect, we need to use it!

Glenn Lego

First, did Teddy Roosevelt really say what Biden says he said? Second, I have an obligation to pay for my own healthcare and that of my family. Third, I don’t care what anyone in the Democratic Party says.

des

doesn’t Joe get free mental health care?

Bob

By the way, there are already 12,000(!) free clinics in the US. Plus hospital emergency rooms which are NOT allowed to turn away patients. How many is enough?

The radical liberals (call them what they are, don’t acquiesce and call them their self -anointed, inaccurate, “progressive” label”!) won’t be happy until every illegal is ENTITLED to a free weekly meal at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.

Reb

JBs/DEMS WIN IS ALL ABOUT TAKING CONTROL OVER STUPID AND POOR DEMS In America! Since OB took over (and much before) OB will never leave until he gets control! HE USES STUPID DEMS AND THE POOR REFUGEES POORING INTO AMERICA! THIS IS OB PLAN (SAUDI’S PLAN) TO TAKE OVER AMERICA!! Wake up stupid and poor DEMS. WE ARE LOSING AMERICA OVER THE MIDDLE EAST!! LETS WAKE UP, IT IS ALREADY TOO LATE !!!