Tuesday, September 1, 2009

FactCheck.org must be working for Obama

FactCheck.org explains that illegal aliens will NOT get free health care under Obamacare. So they say in the following explanation:

Claim: Page 50: All non-US citizens, illegal or not, will be provided with free healthcare services.

False. That’s simply not what the bill says at all. This page includes "SEC. 152. PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION IN HEALTH CARE," which says that "[e]xcept as otherwise explicitly permitted by this Act and by subsequent regulations consistent with this Act, all health care and related services (including insurance coverage and public health activities) covered by this Act shall be provided without regard to personal characteristics extraneous to the provision of high quality health care or related services." However, the bill does explicitly say that illegal immigrants can’t get any government money to pay for health care. Page 143 states: "Nothing in this subtitle shall allow Federal payments for affordability credits on behalf of individuals who are not lawfully present in the United States." And as we’ve said before, current law prohibits illegal immigrants from participating in government health care programs.

Their link: http://factcheck.org/2009/08/twenty-six-lies-about-hr-3200/

Well, FactCheck.org is showing their fangs (and bias) right from the start with the title of this report. They call the analysis “Twenty-six Lies About H.R. 3200.”

The word “Lies” jumps out at you, doesn’t it? After all, even the president misunderstands the content of HR 3200 from time-to-time. To label something a lie is strong language indeed.

I suppose the experts over at FactCheck.org are rethinking their tune now that the Congressional Research Service, a federal agency that does studies for Congress, reports that illegal aliens can get free health care from HR 3200. Their report can be found at this link: http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/R40773_20090825.pdf

FactCheck.org is either duplicitous or clueless from the beginning as evidenced by the last line of their explanation above. It reads, “And as we’ve said before, current law prohibits illegal immigrants from participating in government health care programs.”

Surely they must know about the EMTALA.

Surely they have read the horror stories of illegal aliens racking up hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills and the hospitals can’t send them to facilities in their home countries because they can be sued for doing so.

Surely they read about the illegal alien in California who had received three liver transplants, all of them rejected, and was waiting for a fourth. And she didn’t pay a dime for any of the surgeries or the $30K a year in prescriptions.

Surely FactCheck.org knows that anchor babies are gateways to all sorts of means-tested benefits from school lunches to medical care.

So, who’s lying now?

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