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Biden Medicaid Policy Puts Criminals and Non-Citizens Ahead of Seniors and Disabled Americans

Posted on Monday, May 8, 2023
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by Sam Adolphsen
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The latest and greatest Biden boondoggle makes his twisted priorities clear: he cares more about foreigners and prisoners than he does our nation’s elderly and disabled citizens.

As the country bumps up against the debt ceiling and House Republicans attempt to rein in out-of-control spending, Biden is wandering further down the path to socialism. Maybe he saw an ice cream cone off in the distance. Or perhaps he’s blindly following his left-wing bureaucrats toward economic ruin.

Either way, the latest salvo in Democrats’ War on Work in America is an announcement of a forthcoming regulation that would expand Medicaid to millions of people who are not eligible for the program.

While welfare expansion is no new thing for the left, these latest expansion proposals go beyond the realm of sanity to expand welfare to two new classes of recipients – non-citizens and prisoners.

The White House said this month that the Department of Health and Human Services “will shortly propose a rule amending the definition of ‘lawful presence,’ for purposes of Medicaid and Affordable Care Act coverage, to include DACA recipients.” This means nearly a million non-citizens, who have never been Medicaid eligible, could start enjoying taxpayer-funded care free of charge.

Of course, this giveaway to illegal immigrants isn’t particularly surprising given that Biden’s head of Health and Human Services is the former Attorney General of California, Xavier Becerra.

The left coast state serves as a petri dish for so many destructive ideas, especially when it comes to welfare. California already gives Medicaid to non-citizens. It has not gone well so far – California is struggling with an estimated $30 billion budget deficit this year.

As if expanding welfare to those coming across our borders isn’t enough, the Biden administration has also proposed expanding welfare into jails and prisons. The proposed expansion would be “for certain individuals who are soon-to-be former inmates of a public institution.” These “certain individuals” are also known as “prisoners.”

This is not the first time that Medicaid has been expanded well beyond its original intent to cover a population that shouldn’t get the welfare benefit. Millions of able-bodied adults were added to the program under then Vice President Joe Biden when Obamacare was passed.

As a result, the nation now has 100 million people on a program that was originally meant for the truly needy, disabled, and elderly. Most of these able-bodied adults don’t work at all, a problem that is dragging down our nation’s work ethic and causing a workforce shortage crisis across America. The labor force participation rate is the lowest it has been since the late 1970’s and there are nearly 10 million open jobs that continue to go unfilled.

This welfare giveaway to non-citizens and prisoners would be one more millstone around the necks of state budgets as well. Medicaid is partially funded by state tax dollars, and the program is already tanking state budgets across the country. Medicaid accounts for one out of every three dollars spent in state budgets and it is crowding out other priorities like roads, public safety, and education.

These extreme proposals aren’t surprising given the source, but they are shocking in their brazenness, doubling down on outrageous actions from Biden such as allowing Medicaid funds in Oregon to be used to buy things like air conditioners to “combat the climate crisis.”

Biden has also proposed a rule that limits states’ ability to verify whether someone is actually eligible for the program before they give out the benefit. This is a huge problem in a program where one out of every five dollars is already spent improperly.

There will be major negative ramifications of these latest lefty welfare expansions.

The bottom line is that the program was meant to take care of our vulnerable elderly and disabled citizens, not able-bodied adults, criminals, and non-citizens. Medicaid is the primary funding source for more than 60 percent of all nursing home residents, and many disabled citizens around the country are on waitlists for services.

Biden claims he cares about actual priorities within Medicaid, like funding nursing homes, but his diversion of Medicaid tax dollars to left-wing priorities tells a different story. His latest proposal puts criminals and non-citizens ahead of American seniors and the disabled.

That’s just wrong. We should be putting American citizens and our truly needy first.

Sam Adolphsen is the policy director at the Foundation for Government Accountability, and the former Chief Operating Officer for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services where he oversaw welfare eligibility and fraud investigations.

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PapaGrouch
PapaGrouch
1 year ago

Republicans, and yes, including the neocons and RINOs (I know, I know) ought to have impeachment proceedings working in full overdrive, frankly for each and every crooked kingpin in the Biden administration and need to use the same dirty trickery and obfuscation the left has been using for decades to block every single thing that comes from the dems filthy sewers. Make it so ugly and outrageous that it cannot be ignored. It worked for the dems even when they were in the minority. Screw the msm. Or are there so many in the GOP on the Soros payroll?

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 year ago

CUT Medicare /SS DC bureaucracy alone & everyone gets more funding

Tom
Tom
1 year ago

Classic socialism. We can’t afford the program as it is… so throw more people who have not earned it on the backs of us, the tax payers.

George Washington's Admirer
George Washington's Admirer
1 year ago

Slipshod manner characterized by a lack of care, thought or organization typifies Biden & Co. The Mexican/American Border is costing billions of American tax dollars due to lack of organization or care on the part of this administration. They wait until they have a monumental mess before attempting to clean it up!

H.L.Howell
H.L.Howell
1 year ago

There has to be a way to stop biden, legally.

tika
tika
1 year ago

so he’s putting himself, what’s-his-wife and his crackhead ahead of good people.

Carol
Carol
1 year ago

These leftist have always been about looking at people as utility. We are just useful to them and when you become non-useful, ie. disabled or elderly, you are no longer valued! Therefore, this does no surprise me as the disabled and elderly will be the first to be eliminated to keep costs down. And since most of these leftist believe in the climate change apocalypse, elimination of the disabled and elderly will make sense. It’s all for the good of the country! No God, no sanctified humanity!

Linda Durham
Linda Durham
1 year ago

I hope anyone who really voted for the moron and vp moron in the WH now are kicking themselves all day long every single day and calling themselves all kinds of names! Both are doing nothing to make America great, to unify her people, protect her people on our streets and our southern border, protect our national security or strengthen our military. All they do is bow down to soros, obama, clintons and all other leftists socialists with enough money to bribe them into putting the screws to honest, hardworking, taxpaying Americans. Freebies of lodging, phones, health care (including Medicare and Medicaid to all) for illegals and prisoners in jails or prisons is criminal and irresponsible. Welfare benefits to anyone who is physically able to work need to stopped now. We need to listen to people now living in America after escaping from socialist and communist countries and vote accordingly before American suffer the same fate. Don’t vote FOR the party, or AGAINST a candidate because you dislike him/her, vote FOR America! Keep her free!!

E Brown
E Brown
1 year ago

Is AMAC spearheading petitions or anything to the executive branch or our leglators etc about this?

Gabe Hanzeli
Gabe Hanzeli
1 year ago

Why does anyone support the democrats anymore? Why is anyone drawn to the leftist ideology? it is always a lie. it is always going to end up hurt more then it helps.

George
George
1 year ago

Interesting how we reward non-responsible and non-contributing citizens and non-citizens, while punishing honest, responsible Americans. The Democrats have become the Communist Party.

Casey C Matt
Casey C Matt
1 year ago

The dessicated, brain dead creature that is the cardboard cut out for the office of the Presidency is rapidly destroying our country. I fled my hometown of San Antonio because of the crime, the trash and the overrun highway system due to the massive influx of invading migrants from all over the globe. NOTHING is being done to stop this onslaught and folks, you have to see it to believe what is going on.
The entire country is swirling down the drain. Not just from the migrant crisis but from every action the Executive Office performs. The enemy is here and entrenched at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC!

Gravy
Gravy
1 year ago

It is sad this policy is being implemented. In the past, the Republicans have “caved in” to pressure to increase the National Debt Ceiling. I expect them to “cave in” again. I would be pleased if both political parties negotiated a much lower increase in the National Debt Ceiling. The cost of living is going up fast. Inflation needs to be lessened.

Mere
Mere
1 year ago

Completely sad. It is bad enough that illegals are coming in masses across our borders with out any signs of stoping and yet we are now going to completely bankrupt this country by adding millions of people to the roles that have never paid taxes to support these programs. Yes. DACA people who are working pay taxes, yet they are not citizens. How about we give them the pathway to citizenship then they can be on Medicaid if qualified to do so. How about we actually fund the skilled nursing facilities / long term and assisted living care facilities that Medicaid patients need and cut down those waitlists. If Joe Biden had to do a financial spend down, and give up his cushy life in order to qualify for assisted living, I guarantee that the entire system would be reformed. As it is every time congress puts their hands in Medicare / ACA they make it worse! If the system could be cleaned up properly and still provide mandated care that would be one thing, but this is not what happens.

Opinari
Opinari
1 year ago

Biden is as bright as a broken bulb. He is a puppet, a President in name only. We need to find out just who are running the govt. They are acting with impunity through the sitting-dolt in the WH.
My venture into guessing game would be the Obama’s. After all, Barrack has been unable to keep his nose out of presidency since he was termed out.
He interfered with Pres Trump’s term and has been blathering through Biden’s. He has bragged if he had been allowed, he would have won a third term. Michelle is no better.
Biden should be impeached and then Kamala for lack of doing their jobs. Blithering Biden and Kackling Kamala. What a team!

Edward Ludwig
Edward Ludwig
1 year ago

Anyone who has knowledge of what’s going on in our country is at the explosion point. I for or have had enough of the communist bastards running this country into the ground. we will see a lot more violence in the near future. I know that God is in control and we should live by his will but these yahoos make it awful difficult.

Whats the problem?
Whats the problem?
1 year ago

So angry people people get mad but they also die.
man it sounds like he has his bases covered to me lol

Jum shaginawj
Jum shaginawj
1 year ago

Well where are our elected officials? Aren’t they supposed to do something about this? Are we playing the waiting C game while I’m 10 million illegal aliens storm and ransacked our country we are being invaded put the troops around the borders arm them give them guns and bullets I had enough of this nonsense.

Jackie
Jackie
1 year ago

When are the Democrat voters going to understand they the very Democrats that they vote for are doing this to them?? There must be 30 or more million illegals in this country after Joe’s open border stunt!! I’m tired of playing second fiddle behind criminals, deviates and illegals!!!!

JDE
JDE
1 year ago

If we know all this stuff,I know most of it goes against the constitution why are we not stopping it. Are we afraid we’ll run out of stuff to talk about

John
John
1 year ago

What has happened to our Country?

We are being “invaded” right in front of ourselves.

We know we are being lied to and seem to be waiting to the next election because we still believe in the process. Our system is broken and is in a grave yard spiral.

Too bad the Greatest Generation is dying out. They would not tolerate this farce and would man up and do what is necessary.

James Eagley
James Eagley
1 year ago

Remember LBJ, “The Great Society”,
Joe Biden, Bill Clinton and the late1960’s and 1970’s?

Randall L. Beatty
Randall L. Beatty
1 year ago

What he does is no surprise after all that he has done wrong so far since being elected his poll numbers go down and then he has the nerve to say he wants to go for another term in office who wants him he needs to go we need better leadership in the White House and that means someone new in office. The Dems that back him should go also they need to go they are just like him. We do not need more lies from our government time to get better people in Washington that care about us the border is not secure millions are coming into this country from all over the world and the current people in Washington do nothing that includes are great president and VP

Michael Lewis
Michael Lewis
1 year ago

By what right does this “President” authorize such crap? Where is representation? Was he really elected Emperor? I am such frustrated at reading story after story where people that supposed to be leaders lack the acumen I have as a common, retired working man!

This morning, I received email from Senator Rubio’s office replying to my concerns about the ERA Amendment. I did write the Senator about the ERA Amendment. I wrote the Senator suggesting restoring the Glass-Stegall Act, which required banks to make a choice between being commercial or investment banks would be a good start to avoiding a future banking crisis. Investment banks and clients would not be insured by the FDIC and risk would rightfully belong to people who gamble.

Susan
Susan
1 year ago

Because they fill his pockets full!

J.W.
J.W.
1 year ago

Just another in a long list BS coming from King Brandon. Between him and the Crown Prince of California. Not sure which one is worse.

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