La Raza Demands Obama's Health Reform Plan Cover Illegal Aliens

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    La Raza Demands Obama's Health Reform Plan Cover Illegal Aliens
    On Monday, June 15, the National Council of La Raza (La Raza), an open borders advocacy group, issued a statement calling upon Congress to ensure that illegal aliens are given health benefits if and when Congress considers health care reform.
    La Raza's statement "strongly urge[d] President Obama and Congress to make every effort to ensure that health care reform reaches all communities" in the United States, and stressed that "one out of every three uninsured persons and roughly 40% of all uninsured children [in the United States] are Latino," and demanded "health care reform that makes coverage affordable and accessible for everyone — all families and all children."
    La Raza President and CEO Janet Murguía used the statement to emphasize that "everyone in the U.S. should contribute to a new health system," and that "Latinos [would] accept their responsibility" to contribute to a new health care system and "will pay their fair share for the health coverage they need." While the statement does not reference illegal immigration specifically, or distinguish between legal and illegal aliens, it does express concern that adding new, expensive verification and documentation procedures for immigrants would "severely restrict access to health care coverage." (La Raza Press Release, June 15, 2009).
    Specific research has shown that many illegal aliens lack health insurance and represent a disproportionate share of the United States' uninsured population. The Pew Hispanic Center's recent report, A Portrait of Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States, found that 59% of illegal aliens in the United States had no form of health insurance in 2007, and that 45% of illegal alien children were also without health coverage in 2007. It also found that even the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens were insured at the low rate of 25%, and that there was a significant disparity between the volume of uninsured illegal aliens and the volume of uninsured U.S. citizens and other legal residents. (Pew Hispanic Center Report, April 14, 2009).



    The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR): FAIR Legislative Update - June 22, 2009


    Amazing..just amazing. :cuckoo:
     
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    what a surprise that "FAIR" would misrepresent La Raza's statement

    National Council of La Raza: NCLR Calls for Health Reform that Includes all Workers and Families

    NO where in that statement does it say "cover illegals". What it does say is don't use expensive verification procedures as a means of using health care to enforce immigration laws.

    from your link:

    La Raza's statement "strongly urge[d] President Obama and Congress to make every effort to ensure that health care reform reaches all communities" in the United States, and stressed that "one out of every three uninsured persons and roughly 40% of all uninsured children [in the United States] are Latino," and demanded "health care reform that makes coverage affordable and accessible for everyone — all families and all children."

    oh no... the horror... :cuckoo:
     
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    Oh wake up, Jillian---You know what the hell that means--you speak lawyerese!! :lol:
     
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    I know what "FAIR" (and Vel) are doing, too...
     
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    It's a bitch defending Barry ain't it .:lol:
     
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    Good. That means you understand that "Fair ( and Vel ) are simply saying plainly what La Raza tries to hide.
     
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    Ya ALL families and ALL children does not mean illegals right? I mean La Raza is on record opposing illegals right? On record for demanding immigration laws be enforced right? On record demanding all illegals be prevented from gaining housing, welfare and medical treatment for free, RIGHT?

    Your lies and misrepresntations won't work you partisan hack.

    Ohh look soon they will have a Supreme Court Justice to help them assimilate too.
     
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    ok question for yas.....the article says that they( the illegals) will PAY THIER FAIR SHARE.....so the question is.....if someone is putting his fair share in.....should that Indiv. be eligible to participate?......
     
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    We openly tolerate illegals, don't we?

    So if the de facto application of thelaw is to accept that they live here, work here, pay taxes here, too, then really... if we're going to initiate some kind of universal HC policy, I cannot image how we cull them out of the herd.

    Now I happen to think that we should be culling them out of the herd, but not simply as it pertains to HC coverage.

    I think we ought to deport illegals and keep them out, too.

    Obviously, I am out of step with the leadership of BOTH major political party on this issue.
     
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    It's retarded not to make sure people living in our country are healthy...especially in the case of communicable disease.
     

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