Oregon Governor Directs DHS To Ensure New Medicaid Rules Don't Harm Vulnerable People
Governor Ted Kulongoski said today the state will make certain that no one who is eligible for Medicaid in Oregon will suffer harm from new federal Medicaid requirements, which will require nearly 500,000 Medicaid recipients in Oregon to show proof of citizenship when they enroll in the Oregon Health Plan.
Oregon Department of Human Services officials estimate as many as 70,000 Oregonians may be unable to immediately and readily provide proof of citizenship.
Disregarding Kulongoski's nonsense (which I almost always do) and the fact that we may have 70,000 illegal aliens getting taxpayer funded health care, this is a very positive story.
As I have said time and again, there is no need for "mass deportations" but rather an enforcement of our laws. When we stop giving illegal aliens all the goodies they will leave.
Governor's Press release
Oregon’s policy under existing federal law has been to accept a client’s declared statement of citizenship.