Monday, July 30, 2007

Rep. Tancredo Blasts Dem SCHIP Bill for Funding Illegal Immigrant Healthcare

( WASHINGTON , D.C. ) – U.S. Representative Tom Tancredo (R-CO) today criticized Congressional Democrats for eliminating a requirement that anyone applying for Medicaid and State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) services provide proof of U.S. citizenship. The new Democrat plan would raise taxes and make it easier for illegal aliens to obtain taxpayer-funded medical benefits.

“Again, the Democrats have proven their loyalty to illegal aliens over American citizens,” Tancredo said referring to the failed Senate Amnesty plan. “Rather than help middle class families as they promised, Congressional Democrats are squeezing tax dollars out of Americans in order to benefit those who have violated our laws.”

Congressional Democrats, still sore from the failed Amnesty bill, came up with the new provision which opens the door for “free” healthcare for illegal aliens funded by American taxpayers and small businesses.

Tancredo concluded, “This socialistic plan only encourages more illegal immigration. When will these out-of-touch Democrats realize that Americans do not want to subsidize illegal aliens?”
We've been getting our collective butts kicked on this SCHIP business and I think it is because we're having a hard time telling this story like it is. Not only does this SCHIP legislation expand the rolls of potential patients to 75% of American kids, covering a good deal of the middle class kids; but now we're supposed to accept SCHIP paying for illegal aliens too. I'm all about paying my fair share and all that, but a line must be drawn somewhere and this socialist piece of garbage is about a good of a place as any. SCHIP is not about government providing a safety net for children in need; but rather about advancing the liberal goal of socialized medicine. This must be opposed most vigorously.