Washington D.C. – The Democrats moved on Friday to allow an estimated 12 million illegal aliens into the proposed health care legislation. A Republican-backed amendment that would have prevented illegals from receiving free health care by checking citizenship status was defeated by Democrats in a mostly party-line vote of 23 to 18.
The plan known as the Heller amendment was written by Rep. Dean Heller, R-NV, and wanted to include clauses that mandated checks similar to E-Verify in order to qualify for government subsidized health insurance.
The Heller amendment said, “It would better screen applicants for subsidized health care to ensure they are actually citizens or otherwise entitled to it.”
The two identification processes the Heller amendment would use are programs the federal government already employ; The Income and Eligibility Verification System (IEVS) and the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE).
This news comes after Rasmussen reports poll states 80 percent of Americans oppose covering illegals in the health care bill.
Another amendment proposed by Heller included those members of Congress to enroll in the government-run health care program. This amendment was also defeated 21-18.
Both ideas were nixed by the Democrats, leaving health care for those in this country illegally in the massive $1.5 trillion health care package.
By leaving those illegally in the country in the health care package leads many experts to believe this is only the beginning for a back-door Amnesty.
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