Friday, September 09, 2016

Joe Wilson Day

Before a September 9th, 2009 joint session of Congress, President Obama declared, "Now, there are also those who claim that our [Obamacare] reform efforts would insure illegal immigrants. This, too, is false," Obama said. "The reforms I am proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally."

In response, Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina shouted "You lie!" at the president. Joe Wilson was right, so today is "Joe Wilson Day" at TOC:

Wall Street Journal, Mar 2016, Illegal Immigrants Get Public Health Care, Despite Federal Policy.

Since that article is paywalled, I'll direct those of you without a WSJ subscription to Forbes' account of it:
Because Of Obamacare, Illegal Immigrants Get Taxpayer-Financed Care
[N]o honest person can deny that because of Obamacare, more taxpayer resources at the state and local level are being spent on health care of illegal immigrants than would have been spent otherwise...
And they're moving to formalize it:
California Moves Toward Extending Obamacare to Illegal Immigrants

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