From the AP:
Medrano is an undocumented immigrant — one of the 7 million uninsured people living in the United States who were explicitly excluded from the legislation, according to estimates by the Congressional Budget Office.
The question of whether to extend coverage to illegal immigrants was so politically contentious that, under the approved legislation, they will not even be able to buy health insurance in the newly created purchasing pools called exchanges if they pay entirely out of their own pocket.
Proponents of reducing immigration believe that allowing illegal immigrants access to health care is an incentive for them to come, and an unfair tax burden on Americans.
Although the approved legislation explicitly excludes undocumented immigrants from participating in the exchanges, there is no foolproof way of verifying their documentation to keep them out, said Yeh Ling-Ling, executive director of Alliance for a Sustainable USA.
They will also continue to have access to emergency medical assistance.
"It is not fair on struggling Americans," said Yeh.
First of all, there is a difference between "reducing immigration" and wanting to prevent illegals from coming here in the first place.
Since we more than likely are going to provide amnesty to all the illegals soon, this health care conundrum will no longer be an issue. How we will pay for all this shit will be, however.
Why we would make millions more people eligible for federal and state benefits, as well as minimum wage, when the excuse for allowing them to come here in the first place was that they do the jobs Americans won't do, and for less money, which benefits us all as consumers? Answer...it will get us more Democrats.
If you think any of the amnesty talk is because of humanitarian reasons, you really need to pull your head out of your ass. Nice try with the sob stories, however.
And after they get amnesty, what will be done to make sure no more will come here? Nothing. And even if we don't provide amnesty, we'll still be paying through the nose for health care of the "undocumented" and their American anchor babies.