Sunday, August 25, 2013

How Obamacare killed amnesty

CONN CARROLL:        How Obamacare killed amnesty
Susan Jones had a good story up at CNS Friday, catching Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius telling a Latino group in Philadelphia Thursday that amnesty was key to them getting access to Obamacare.

“The (Obamacare) bill is crafted in such a way that those who are undocumented will not have access to the tax credits or shopping in the (health insurance) marketplace,” Sebelius said. “That has been limited, which is, frankly, why — another very keen reason why we need comprehensive immigration reform.”

And Sebelius is right. When the Congressional Budget Office released its score of the Schumer-Rubio amnesty bill, it found the legislation would increase Obamacare subsidy spending by $82.3 billion, and Medicaid spending (which Obamacare expands) by $29.3 billion.

Bottom line: the Schumer-Rubio amnesty bill is a huge boost for Obamacare.

And that is not all. When President Obama announced his unilateral lawless delay of Obamacare’s employer mandate, it comepletely undermined every border security promise in the Schumer-Rubio bill.


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