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Obama Bill For Illegal Aliens Healthcare

You would never know if from the protestations in his speech last night and in other venues, but way back in May of 2006 US Senator Barack Obama co-sponsored a bill to federally fund healthcare for illegal aliens.

From On The Issues:

Provide funding for social services for noncitizens.

Obama co-sponsored providing funding for social services for noncitizens

OFFICIAL CONGRESSIONAL SUMMARY: To establish a grant program to provide financial assistance to States and local governments for the costs of providing health care and educational services to noncitizens, and to provide additional funding for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP).

SPONSOR’S INTRODUCTORY REMARKS: Sen. CLINTON: Immigration is a Federal responsibility. For too long the Federal Government has neglected its duty. My amendment addresses one of the clearest examples of this neglect because our failed national immigration policy has left our State and local governments to bear the brunt of the cost of immigration. Our schools, our hospitals, our other State and local services are being strained.

This amendment does several things. It helps finally provide adequate support for State and local governments. How? Well, it not only appropriates the SCAAP funding to our States, but it establishes a program that provides financial assistance to State and local governments for the cost of health and educational services related to immigration. Money is allocated to our States in accordance with a funding formula based on the size and recent growth of the State’s noncitizen population. The State must then pass the funds on to local governments and other entities that need the money for reimbursement.

LEGISLATIVE OUTCOME:Rollcall vote #133; lost 43-52.

More details on the bill, from Thomas (The Library of Congress):

S.AMDT.4072

Amends: S.2611
Sponsor: Sen Clinton, Hillary Rodham [NY] (submitted 5/18/2006) (proposed 5/18/2006)

AMENDMENT PURPOSE:
To establish a grant program to provide financial assistance to States and local governments for the costs of providing health care and educational services to noncitizens, and to provide additional funding for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program.

TEXT OF AMENDMENT AS SUBMITTED: CR S4812-4813

STATUS:

COSPONSORS(5):

    Sen Obama, Barack [IL] – 5/18/2006
    Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA] – 5/18/2006
    Sen Salazar, Ken [CO] – 5/18/2006
    Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] – 5/18/2006
    Sen Lieberman, Joseph I. [CT] – 5/23/2006

Nevertheless, Mr. Obama now assures us that he is adamantly opposed to illegal aliens getting federal funded healthcare.

And he considers concerns about that crazy.

And he would certainly never lie about it.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, September 10th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Obama Bill For Illegal Aliens Healthcare”

  1. VMAN says:

    How do you know when BHO is lying? No this is not a joke, I wish it were. His very existence is a lie. When he walks it’s a lie. When he talks it’s a lie. When he’s asleep it’s a lie. He is a lie controlled by the father of lies.

    • proreason says:

      He has made very little money in his life until somebody bought all of his self-indulgent autobiographies (that Bill Ayers wrote) in 2003-5. Who supported his extensive travels, 9 years of expensive education, upper-middle class lifestyle and 2 children living like princesses?

      Has anybody but himself ever commented on college years? The Student Body President at Columbia has said that he (the Studend Body President) doesn’t know a single person who remembers Obamy. Why don’t we ever hear his classmates at Harvard speaking out about him? There is something very dark an mysterious about this. He’s the POTUS. People crawl out of the woodworks to associate themselves with Presidents. But it appears that his college associates are afraid to do so. Very strange.

      How can he get away with claiming his Affirmative Action appointment to be president of the Harvard Law Review was the first ever for an African American when an African American preceded him in that role by 60 years.

      Where did he go on his trips to Pakistan? Who goes to Pakistan from the USA anyway? How many times has he been.

      The list is endless.

      Saying his entire life is a lie is an accurate statement. Other than a handful of verifiable facts like his addresses and some dates about college, everything we know about him comes from his and Bill Ayers pens.

      Why is he hiding so much of his past?

  2. MinnesotaRush says:

    No Health Care for non-citizens?!? Well then, under o-blah-blah’s plan, no coverage for illegals?!?

    We better pass this sunnovabitch quick. Cal-eee-for-knee-ya may recover from their bankruptcy and massive debt; and all the border states will be real flush real soon!

    And .. no coverage!?! No more immigration problem. Can’t get the free stuff .. why come. Another problem solved.

    That o-blah-blah. Whatta guy!

  3. Reality Bytes says:

    If I can blow thru a toll booth @ 85 mph without my EZPass AND THEY CAN FIND ME & SEND ME A $250 TICKET THEN MAYBE EZPASS SHOULD GUARD THE BORDER!!!


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