Well they didn't come out and say so in so many words but reading their latest talking points on healthcare reform and illegal immigrants sure makes it sound like it. This is from MSNBC which means it came straight from the horses' ass...
Today, for the first time as far as we know, the administration is backing a provision that would require proof of citizenship before someone could enroll in a plan selected on the exchange
Here's the WH "bullet points". Pay real close attention to bullet point number 2 because someone slipped up and admitted to another lie the WH has been spreading...
• Undocumented immigrants would not be able to buy private insurance on the exchange. Those who are lawfully present in this country would be able to participate.
• Undocumented immigrants would be able to buy insurance in the non-exchange private market, just as they do today. That market will shrink as the exchange takes hold, but it will still exist and will be subject to reforms such as the bans on pre-existing conditions and caps.
• Verification will be required when purchasing health insurance on the exchange. One option is the SAVE program (Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements) which states currently use to make sure that undocumented immigrants don't participate in safety-net programs for which they are ineligible.
• There would be no change in the law that requires emergency rooms to treat people who need emergency care, including undocumented immigrants. There is already a federal grant program that compensates states for emergency room costs associated with treatment of undocumented immigrants, a provision sponsored by a Republican lawmaker.
Feel better about the healthcare bill? Well except there is no actual bill and all amendments put forth by the GOP to have verification requirements inserted have been smacked down by the Dems. Not to mention the chances of a 300+ page amendment released at 3am before the vote.
And what about that "federal grant" to compensate states for ER costs? News to me. We just had a major brouhaha here in GA with the potential closure of 2 of our largest trauma centers due to lack of funds attributed to the high cost of indigent care which included a large number of illegal aliens.
Now... did you catch the part where the White House admitted that they lied about another very important part of their healthcare reform?
Re-read bullet point #2 very slowly...
See the words "that market will shrink"?
What market are they talking about?
THE. PRIVATE. MARKET. OUTSIDE. OF. THE. EXCHANGE.(co-op or public option - choose your poison).
Sure they say "it" will still exist but how long can it stay competitive when the government is footing the bill for the members of the "exchange" (or should I say "taxpayers are footing the bill")? Remember Dear Leader is on the record stating that he wanted single payer coverage and that was his goal in healthcare reform.
I guess whoever put this White House talking point memo together was overwhelmed with the document/news dump on a Friday afternoon - agreeing to meet with Iran, agreeing to meet with North Korea bypassing the 6 party talks, increased trade tariffs on China and the Census dumping ACORN.
Meanwhile Nancy and her comrades are looking to make Rep Joe Wilson grovel at their feet for actually voicing opposition to The One while Charlie Rangel counts his private stash of non-reported taxable income. Yeah no hypocrisy there - snort-
Read the WH talking points very carefully. Remember Obama told us "it's just words" and he obviously has no problem with spewing things he never intends to do for the sake of a few polling points from the koolaid poisoned masses.