OBAMACARE MANDATE EXCLUDES ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
ObamaCare excludes illegal immigrants from purchasing health insurance through exchanged that the federal government and states are expected to set up through the law even though as a group they are among the worst non-insured offenders for seeking the emergency room for non-urgent care while others turn to free clinics and public health centers. However, about 31 percent of illegal immigrants have insurance obtained through work while only about 16 percent of Americans lack insurance.
According to U.S. Rep. Barletta who voted against ObamaCare, “Illegal aliens will not face any of the financial penalties associated with the law, and they will continue to reap the benefits of their illegal stay in the United States,” Barletta said by email. “If we cease providing free health care to illegal aliens, not only would we remove a huge magnet drawing them to the United States, but it would also be one more reason for the millions and millions of illegal aliens already in the country to self-deport.”
ObamaCare, if not defeated, will require citizens and legal residents to buy insurance unless they have religious objections, are Native Americans or earn so little that they don’t have to file a tax return. Those who fail to purchase insurance will start incurring penalties ranging between $695 and $2,085 per family, per year, by 2016. Under ObamaCare nothing will stop illegal immigrants from getting free health care at emergency rooms even though all will be barred from paying into the pot through purchasing private insurance or paying penalties AKA taxes depending on which court date you reference.