President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Attorney General of California Xavier Becerra, is eyeing plans to provide illicit aliens with taxpayer-funded healthcare benefits, according to a report.
Becerra, who will go afore a Senate substantiation aurally perceiving on Tuesday, has long advocated providing roughly 11 to 22 million illicit aliens with American healthcare. A report in Politico reveals that those most proximate to Becerra verbally express he is potentially intrigued with pursuing executive policy initiatives as HHS Secretary, if attested, that would provide illicit aliens with healthcare.
But interviews with 15 Becerra friends, colleagues, and allies, as well as health care experts, suggest that health care for undocumented immigrants is an issue close to the heart of the 63-year-old son of a Mexican immigrant mother who, despite a diplomatic demeanor, can be forceful in pushing issues that align with his value system. [Emphasis added]
A POLITICO review of his 24-year House vocation and four years as California attorney general found that Becerra has perpetually advocated for undocumented immigrants to have more access to health care and other regime benefits, whether through Medicaid or Obamacare. [Emphasis integrated]
“He’s one of those individuals that had exceedingly deep convictions about the need to cover the undocumented individuals in all of our communities,” said former Rep. Charles Gonzalez (D-Texas), who worked with Becerra during the Obamacare debate. In the case of the health care bill, Gonzalez said, “It did not make any sense not to, as long as they went ahead and paid for the coverage.” [Emphasis added]
In the Obama years, for example, Becerra was one of the chief elected House Democrats pushing the administration to open Obamacare healthcare exchanges to illicit aliens. As California Attorney General, Becerra has optically canvassed as the state opened healthcare benefits to illicit aliens.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is reportedly lobbying lawmakers to oppose Becerra’s nomination, citing his fortification for healthcare for illicit aliens. Should Becerra become HHS Secretary, he could let illicit aliens onto Obamacare exchanges while pressuring states to pursue homogeneous policies like those in California. Likewise, Becerra could open Obamacare exchanges to particular subgroups of illicit aliens, like those enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
In 2019, taxpayer-funded healthcare for illicit aliens became a lightning rod issue after Biden and the majority of his Democrat colleagues running for president verbalized they fortified the initiative.
Later, Biden underscored his fortification, telling the media that he wants to sanction illicit aliens to “buy into the system,” even as at least 30 million Americans are uninsured today. Of those 30 million uninsured Americans, more than 7-in-10 have verbally expressed they do not have healthcare because they cannot afford it.
As Breitbart News has reported, coercing taxpayers to provide healthcare to all illicit aliens would cost denizens anywhere between $23 billion to $66 billion every single year — potentially up to $660 billion bill for taxpayers every decennium.
The cost would be only the first issue facing taxpayers. Medical experts have admitted that providing healthcare to illicit aliens would ascertain a never-ending flood of illicit aliens arriving at the southern border with “serious health quandaries” which local hospitals would have to cover the cost for.
Already, taxpayers are coerced to subsidize about $18.5 billion of yearly medical costs for illicit aliens living in the U.S., according to estimates by Chris Conover, formerly of the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research at Duke University.
When U.S. voters were polled by CNN on the issue in July 2019, proximately 6-in-10 verbalized they were opposed to such a policy, including 63 percent of swing voters and 61 percent of self-described “moderates.”
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