So let’s be clear, we’re talking about setting up a governmental bureaucracy to prevent people from spending their own money on health insurance (and god forbid, drawing down a subsidy).
The best I can tell from the Lou Dobbs spew is that immigrants are costing us money. So it’s kinda like a bottom line thing, if I’m not mistaken in my honest attempt to understand their articulated Reasons (picture me squinting sincerely as I try to understand what they are saying).
If that’s the case then it’s an easy cost benefit analysis- Does the cost of hiding bureaucrats under beds to ferret out illegal immigrant consumption of the aforementioned health insurance cost more than the loss of subsidies to these Illegally Residing Humans (IRH’s).
Time for data. Here’s what I’ve got:A House oversight committee reviewed six state Medicaid programs in 2007 and found that verification rules had cost the federal government an additional $8.3 million. They caught exactly eight illegal immigrants.
Maybe somebody can help find some data that would explain how we save money by denying health insurance to IRH’s.
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