Dems Want ObamaCare To Cover Illegals

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. pspr


    The Senate’s bipartisan immigration working group split along party lines during a contentious budget vote to prevent illegal immigrants who receive legal status from receiving federal health benefits.

    The Senate early Saturday morning defeated the amendment to the budget resolution which would have put the Senate on record as opposing access to health care under Medicaid or the Affordable Care Act for undocumented immigrants who get a green card.

    The amendment, which failed 43 to 56, was offered by Senate Budget ranking member Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.

    All Democrats — including gang members Dick Durbin of Illinois, Bob Menendez of New Jersey, Charles E. Schumer of New York and Michael Bennet of Colorado — opposed the amendment. They were joined by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska. All other Republicans — including immigration negotiators Marco Rubio of Florida, John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Jeff Flake of Arizona — supported the amendment.

    The gang of eight has been negotiating a comprehensive immigration reform package that they hope to unveil when the Senate returns the week of April 8 from spring recess.

    Sessions contended the vote bodes poorly for the state of negotiations.

    “The result of today’s vote places immigration reform in jeopardy,” Sessions said.
  2. Lucrum


    They want the votes to solidify their rein of power. So they can continue unabated at growing government destroying the private sector disarming law abiding citizens and ultimately achieving a totalitarian socialist society.
  3. 9/9/09: Rep. Wilson yells "liar" after Obama says illegal immigrants won't be insured.
  4. Lucrum


    Obviously the good Rep. was right.

    But then they don't call our POTUS Obama Bin Lyin for nothing.
  5. Obama has gone insane, he's going to bankrupt everybody.
  6. pspr


    Wilson should have gotten a round of applause for that outburst.
  7. Democrats need abortion to keep the inner city population from exploding and they need those Mexican votes.. anything they need is going to be covered by Obamacare.
  8. That's great, thanks for remembering it.