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Generous Joe: More “Free” Healthcare For Illegals Needed

Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2019
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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.

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William Compton
William Compton
5 years ago

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

NJ resident
NJ resident
5 years ago

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 who are working and can hardly get by paying for his pension.?
How can they provide for their future needs?

Jan crawford
Jan crawford
5 years ago

CANNOT BELIEVE SUCH STUPIDITY -CRAWFORD FAMILY

Doug
Doug
5 years ago

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.

Gunny Joe
Gunny Joe
5 years ago

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 what the person you are voting for is all about. As we see this congress is sure a good deal!!! Thank You

Nancy
Nancy
5 years ago

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

Stan
Stan
5 years ago

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

Rick J.
Rick J.
5 years ago

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!!

Frank S.
Frank S.
5 years ago

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 richest and most blessed country in the world. With this standing does come responsibility. But simply opening up the border is not the answer. And it’s not just a matter of cost; there’s also the criminal element that must be considered. That criminal element is a far bigger problem than what the MSM would have us believe. But as always, partisan politics will continue to raise it’s ugly head. We can not expect the “progressive” left to come up with any thoughtful or reasonable solutions. If there are any pragmatists to be found in the Democratic party, now would be a good time for them to show themselves. Unfortunately, I fear we will only hear the crickets chirping.

Ang
Ang
5 years ago

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.

Reb
Reb
5 years ago

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 !!!

Jeff S
Jeff S
5 years ago

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

General Patton
General Patton
5 years ago

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

Reb
Reb
5 years ago

THIS TAKEOVER IS ALL ABOUT TAKING AMERICA FOR ARABIA!! HOW MUCH MORE DOES IT TAKE STUPID AND MONEY DRIVEN DEMS TO SEE THIS? America is money and power driven!!! WAKE UP, IT IS ALREADY TOO LATE WITH MORE POOR AND HUNGRY HUMANITY FOR AMERICAS WEALTH !!! GUNS AND DRUGS ARE POORING INTO AMERICA BY THE MILLIONS EVERY YEAR NOW FOR DECADES!! WAKE UP !!!

Barbara A Ervin
Barbara A Ervin
5 years ago

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!!!!!!!

Bob
Bob
5 years ago

Typical “Crazy Joe”! Him quoting TR out of context and trying to hijack the meaning to support his ridiculous pandering for votes. What’s next, they should get to vote?!

Bob
Bob
5 years ago

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
Reb
5 years ago

WHY DO YOU THINK (Or do you think?) DEM LEADERS (control) STARTED WORKING AGAINST OUR CONSTITITIION!!?! HOW AND WHEN DID THAT START?? DO YOU KNOW? ? BY WHOM AND WHEN DID THIS ALL START?? IT WORKED ITS WAY IN DECADES AGO. IT WAS ALL PLANNED AND NOW TAKING CONTROL THROUGH THE DEM PARTY, SOCIALIST PARTY/DEMOCRATS!! MIDDLE EAST IS WORKING AND MOVING IN THROUGH SOUTH AMERICA !! All I can say is WAKEUP!! It is already too late !!

Mike
Mike
5 years ago

I’d be willing to help them suffer from a terminal case of lead poisoning.

Sherri B.
Sherri B.
5 years ago

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!!?

Brenda Blunt
Brenda Blunt
5 years ago

Biden can pay for those freeloaders as I will NOT. They have to pay just like the rest of us by working and contributing and earning it! If they don’t like this, then they can return to where they came from!

Linda Hutson
Linda Hutson
5 years ago

Every American who doesn’t have free healthcare, free housing, free money, free schooling, free food etc. needs to go to Central America, throw away their passport, come back across the border as an illegal alien demand asylum and all will be provided! Works for the Democrats so why not take advantage of their FREE STUFF!

Catherine
Catherine
5 years ago

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 must stop if we are to save our nation
as we know it.

Alexander Love
Alexander Love
5 years ago

Just look at Biden’s face ;he is Very stupid looking ?

Glenn Lego
Glenn Lego
5 years ago

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
des
5 years ago

doesn’t Joe get free mental health care?

jwwj
jwwj
5 years ago

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!

Emmett
Emmett
5 years ago

Biden is showing himself to be the true biased, liberal, socialist that he is. He tried to fool us with his middle of the road act, but that cat is out of the bag. Trump in a landslide victory to MAGA.

teresa d'alessandro
teresa d'alessandro
5 years ago

JOE SCHMOEE – CAN’T FIX STUPID! AND ALL THESE DUMOS ARE JUST THAT

Jonathon Hood
Jonathon Hood
5 years ago

I will state again, as I have to so many that know me. There is a right way and a wrong way to be in this country. If in doubt, I am referring to the United States of America.
I firmly believe that our borders should be closed and protected from illegal entry by anyone that it not within our borders legally. We remain one of the very few countries on the face of the Earth were illegal entry is so easy and so well supported by some very leftist groups that seem to wield very substantial political power, wrongfully spent. It should not be for the legal citizens of our great nation to support and maintain anyone here on less than a fully legal status.
Our tax dollars should be directed at resolving our own internal problems and difficulties, that we have so many of in these days and times. Not directed, misguidedly so, to other nations to resolve their own internal and international problems at our expense. As is proven by decades of history, never to be repaid, as the debt that it is.
We need to look out for our own great nation, as the rest of the world, will only take advantage of it, as they obviously can.

Diana
Diana
5 years ago

You are an idiot we owe you or illegals a dam thing they are not our responsibility send back to their own countries the only ones that are Entitled to any of our programs are those who have worked at least 20 years and paid into these programs, no illegal, muslums, refugees, are entitled to a dam thing here in America

John J
John J
5 years ago

Mr Biden, If you are in favor of free healthcare then I suggest that you Democrats and other Politications that think like this should really pay for them out your own penision plans. We the People are sick and tried of hearing that we the taxpayers should have to pay their healthcare. These Illegal Immagrants are not entitled to anything free from us, Just in case you forget they are breaking our laws and since y’all need their vote to win election s you should pay for their Freebies not us.

Irv C
Irv C
5 years ago

If the democrats get the presidency then I’ll give up my citizenship and move to Costa Rica. I’m not obligated to pay for anyone other than myself. My feelings are if you can’t come legal then go to hell!

Jack
Jack
5 years ago

Biden and the rest of the GimmeDats want the illegals to think they will get everything they want or need if they will just vote Democrat . Joe Biden doesn’t know what it means to work at a job and pay taxes. He has been a leach his whole life. It’s true. This BS is about our freedom and bringing the United States down to a communist society. The late term abortions are exactly like China’s selective child birth program. When the Democrats make their move, they will decide who lives and who dies. The reason they want to give all these services to people is so they can control them. You do exactly what they want or you don’t or will not exists. I’m afraid we are in for some perilous times. Democrats are too. I don’t think Americans will sit back and watch it happen. If not for themselves, their children , grandchildren and others to come. America IS Great. Let’s keep it that way.

Thomas H.
Thomas H.
5 years ago

So many illegals… so many (d) votes!

Greg Russell
Greg Russell
5 years ago

it is insane that the discussion would ever even be had, as to whether the U.S. taxpayer ought to foot the bill for healthcare expenses for illegal aliens.

dino
dino
5 years ago

“Smokin joe”is having a big problem passing gas upwind and becoming more”brain impaired”than he usually is.But this person is only one of many that are crawling out from under rocks and doing the same thing.

Robert M McLeester
Robert M McLeester
5 years ago

Biden is a senile washed up hack and that’s the best Democrats got, Biden thinks illegal aliens are ok because he’s half dead now and don’t have to worry about the future, Sorry Joe your not gonna be president, 6 more years for president Trump!??

Hdrydr
Hdrydr
5 years ago

Biden is a DEMOCRAP. That particular political party has been overrun by the NWO globalists that are hell bent on the destruction of the American way of life. Their garbage is now at the State and local levels.

T in KS
T in KS
5 years ago

While I am grateful that he did not receive the “Kavanaugh” treatment when women accused him of misconduct, I still believe he is untrustworthy. We observed, in the way he corruptly manipulated the law in Ukraine and the US, he seems to think he is above any law. He will promise anything to get in control of voters.

Donald Greene
Donald Greene
5 years ago

Joe Biden is and always has been a crook. He made his “bones” in the “not-so-great state of Delaware,” where political astuteness is a lost cause. On his last run for President, he was skewered and trash-binned for plagiarizing with reckless abandon. Since then he has sharpened his skills with criminal deals with foreign governments on behalf of paving the path of gold for his son Hunter, and a ho-him turn as Vice President and Chief Slanderer under the worthless socialist anti-American Barack Hussein Obama. This is the last person America should be considering as our President. As he put it in anther racially-charged context: ‘He gonna put us all in chains!’

MN resident
MN resident
5 years ago

And why do they get FREE healthcare when I cannot get it for myself? Why are they so much better taken care of than I am? I have paid and paid and paid over the years for taxes, healthcare, schooling and did I get help? NO, I had to pay for my own insurance, schooling, and have had to pay taxes to help those on WELFARE, and now for illegals too and it looks like they are living higher on the hog than I was ever able to do myself. I am on a limited income, I am retired, I worked for my pension which is not a whole lot. That is how it is, how can I get more and get my medical bills and prescriptions all all paid for, food paid for and have plenty left over to enjoy life? Can’t be done with my retirement income and social security that I worked for all those long years. What is fair in life? By the way, wouldn’t it be cheaper to ship those illegals back where they came from rather than paying them so highly to stay here and every now and then have some of them kill one of our good law abiding people?

ahem tonto
ahem tonto
5 years ago

Biden is a New World Order John Kennedy socialist. He is also the poster child for, ” Tenure does not a competent politician make”. He is as corrupt as hell and his little hook line, ” not even a hint of corruption” is as hypocritical as he could possibly be. Biden is just a life long member of the D.C. political swamp that has sucked the breath out of Delaware and America’s taxpayers. Ukraine money, Chinese money and a co-conspirator in the Russia Election coup and certainly a co-conspirator in the Russian deal with the Clintons. He is Dirty!

Douglass
Douglass
5 years ago

And what about Americans on low income and the homeless? Oh they can go jump as far as Biden is concerned. By the way, Ole’ groping Joe wouldn’t be so generous if illegals were going to vote republican!

Walter Rose
Walter Rose
5 years ago

Sad old Perv… Represents everything the swamp holds sacred.. Hope all the Democratic candidates eat each other like the nest of snakes they are…

Jersey Geezer
Jersey Geezer
5 years ago

Pandering politicians such as “Shotgun Joe” Biden should be forced to replace the word “free” with the term “taxpayer-funded,” as there are too many Americans who either fail to understand that there is no such thing as “free,” or they care not who pays for their free stuff. Biden and many of his ilk are globalists for whom open borders and unbridled illegal immigration are part of the plan for creation of a New World Order or One World Government. Nearly every US President from Woodrow Wilson through Barry Soetoro, AKA, Barack Obama, referred favorably to a “New World Order.” Trump, however, is a declared nationalist who is fighting an uphill battle against the globalists; many of whom are members of his own party.

‘Nonymus
‘Nonymus
5 years ago

Every day the libs stunts provide more proof of their intended overthrow of our constitutional republic. How far does this have to go?

Skeptic Al
Skeptic Al
5 years ago

Beavis Biden…

Skeptic Al
Skeptic Al
5 years ago

Beavis Biden should team up with Buttigieg…

Lew Rigaud
Lew Rigaud
5 years ago

Jobama is just another marxist!! The left wing fascist have forgotten the definition of the word illegal!!

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