Health bills fail to block illegals from coverage
Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants could receive health care coverage from their employers under the bills winding their way through Congress, despite President Obama's explicit pledge that illegal immigrants would not benefit.
Democrats who wrote the House bill said that employer coverage for illegal immigrants is not intentional, but rather the outcome of people breaking the law.
How to deal with immigrants, both legal and illegal, remains one of the thorniest issues in the health care debate. In his address to a joint session of Congress in September, Mr. Obama specifically challenged Republicans who said his plans would extend coverage to illegal immigrants.
"This, too, is false -- the reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally," Mr. Obama said.
You know that we are on the winning side of this issue when Obama and Pelosi will publicly denounce the idea of intentionally giving health insurance to illegal aliens. You know that we have a problem with our Republic when the politicians privately scheme to contravene their public statements.