Bills proposed by Bernie Sanders and several other Democrats in the House would extend Medicare-for-all to all “residents” of the U.S. Despite their refusal to say who is included in the term “resident,” it is clear by the explanation of their plans that they mean to include illegal immigrants.
Let’s begin by noting that the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) does not cover illegal immigrants.
In other words, not even a plan many conservatives consider too far to the left goes as far as what Senator Sanders and others are proposing.
Kirsten Gillibrand, want to go even farther, expanding Social Security to undocumented immigrants as well. Talk about going off the deep end!
Although I’ve noted that Sanders and company leave the definition of “residency” to the government, what they mean is that “every person,” “every man, woman, and child in this country have healthcare” (per the Washington Examiner).
If every person in the U.S. is to be covered by Medicare, and the undocumented aliens are living in this country, there is no way to avoid it: the plan proposed by Sanders and the other Democrats.
No amount of evading spelling out whom they consider a resident of the U.S. will obscure the fact they intend to include everybody under this term.
Perhaps the most stunning thing about the comparable proposals by these socialist Democrats is their repudiation by most Democrats, beginning with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.
For Nancy, Obamacare is superior to the Medicare-for-all plan.
To show that the Democrats have not totally given up on reality, Pelosi—estimating the costs at 30 trillion—asked the fundamental question: how are you going to pay for all of this? Chuck Schumer in the Senate echoed her sentiments.
Others, like Kirsten Gillibrand, want to go even farther, expanding Social Security to undocumented immigrants as well. Talk about going off the deep end!
Pelosi and Schumer are in panic mode, fearing that the Sanders and AOCs of the party are on the warpath and will stop at nothing to take over the party.
What Nancy and Chuck are seeing is that if the left has its way, then welcome to four more years of Trump.