Senate Democrats Vote to Give Free Health Care to Illegal Immigrants

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Last Friday during the vote-a-thon that took place in the Senate before recess, U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) offered an amendment to the 2014 budget that would have prevented illegal immigrants from receiving free and taxpayer-funded benefits under either Medicaid or the President’s Affordable Care Act if given legal status through an amnesty bill. Unfortunately, the Senate’s Democrat majority was unanimous in opposing the amendment, and it failed by a vote of 43-56.

Check out the brief video of the vote below….

Senator Sessions also appeared on FOX News’ “On The Record w/ Greta Van Susteren” last night to discuss the Senate’s vote over the weekend….

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27 Comments

  1. avatar

    If this trash passes in congress…..we really should start to organize the people for a boycott and use it as a preamble for the battle to come. If they want to give free health care to illegals…then we should all get free health care. I mean not pay a dime and get the same thing. Then they should let all the American prisoners out of jail…same as they did the illegals. Illegals..after all, shouldn’t have more rights than citizens . Right? This has got to stop somewhere. We know where it is leading, and our reps in DC are doing nothing to stop these maniacs. I have personally had it .

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      I AGREE WITH YOU. OBAMA IS DESTROYING OUR GREAT COUNTRY, USA. FREEDOM IS IN USA, AS WE HAVE FOUGHT HARD FOR OUR FREEDOM…..HOWEVER, EVERYONE SHOULD PAY THEIR PART TO LIVE IN USA, TAXES, ETC. NOTHING IS FREE TO LIVE….GET THAT MESSAGE……GOD IS ALIVE SO WE MUST KEEP THE ONLY TRUE LIVING GOD ALIVE AS HE MADE HEAVEN, EARTH, MANKIND AND ALL THEREIN….IF YOU CAN NOT BELIEVE IN THE REAL GOD AND HIS LOVE FOR ALL MANKIND, THEN GO BACK TO THE COUNTRY YOU CAME FROM…….SATAN IS SO BUSY DESTROYING AND DEVOURING ALL HE CAN IN AMERICA BUT WE AS BORN AGAIN CHRISTIANS WILL NOT ALLOW SATAN TO WIN….OUR GREAT LIVING TRUE GOD IS IN CHARGE OF ALL HIS CHILDREN…….AMEN AND AMEN….PRAYERS DAILY ARE NEEDED PLEASE….THANK YOU……

      AYS FREE

  2. avatar
    John Winthrop on

    It makes absolutely nO SENSE….NO ILLEGAL EVER receives financial AID or any benefits UNLESS they can prove they are legal residents or US citizens…………………

    • avatar
      MadinIllinois on

      Unfortunately, not true! Currently, and I hope they stop giving automatic citizenship to these children, but “anchor babies” born in the U.S. do in fact receive financial assistance.

      I know every state pays out of pocket “annually” to cover – K – 12 education, Medicare/Medicade and the incarceration of Illegals. According to a report completed in 2009 by FAIR, my state, paid out of pocket over 800 MILLION. Liberal Democrats see this “untaped” pool as “future voters”…

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    The topic of illegal immigration needs to include outsourcing and insourcing. I have friends who have advanced degrees from top US colleges who have lost their jobs due to outsourcing. Pressure needs to be put on large corporations, especially in the high tech sector. Why are the CEO’s of these companies insisting that the US needs to import high skilled foreign workers – when there is an abundance of skilled US high tech workers? Why is Steve Jobs still regarded as an American hero when his products were made in China under brutal working conditions? What happened to the strong union leadership in this country?

    Illegal immigration and outsourcing are not only related to picking lettuce, gardening, or working in the back of restaurants. Any job involving a computer (which is the majority of all jobs today) can be outsourced. Today, Americans cannot work at fast food places because the salaries are too low (You can feed a family on $10 dollars per hour?). They can’t work in the construction, gardening, general handyman trades, etc. because illegals have taken these jobs and in the process devalued them- not just via low salaries but also quality of work, and craftsmanship.

    They can’t work as telemarketers or customer service reps since these jobs are now in India, Mexico, or the Philippines – at a fraction of the salary. They can’t work in the high tech sector because jobs are being both outsourced as well as insourced (not everyone can be the founder of Facebook).

    When politicians speak about “the jobs” – they mean low paying jobs with no benefits or pensions. The issue is not just “jobs” – there is always a Help Wanted sign at Wal-Mart or Burger King. It’s about salaries, benefits, and respect. Yet, due to cowardly politicians, big business lobbyists, weak union leadership, and other key factors – our future looks bleak.

    I think that changing Congress is our only way out of this. Regular people in regular towns and cities across the country running campaigns focused on one issue and one issue only: The protection of the American worker.

    Let’s get to it guys.

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      THAT IS SO TRUE…..AMEN AND I DO AGREE./….USA HAS FAILED IN MANY WAYS AND IT MUST STOP NOW WITH All these ideas usa congress, obama, etc are doing to usa…..we are sick and tired of all t his wrong doing in our great country…………GOD bless america please…..

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    It is quite apparent that we need legislation to insure those that support illegal aliens in any way pay for it out of their own assets and not the assets of the taxpayers that don’t want to support them .

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      YES YES,,,,,YOU CANT JUST DO ANYTHING YOU WANT TO AND BE FREE IN THIER COUNTRY….SO WHY HAS USA CHANGED SO MUCH……..OBAMA AND ALL HIS LEADERS SHOULD BE IMPEACHED ASAP…..GOD BLESS US ALL LPLEASE……

  5. avatar

    Nixon was forced to resign for a lot less crimes than the low life in our White House has committed and low life is being kind.

  6. avatar

    chain migration is another big problem that needs to be addressed/stopped before they pull the lever on the floodgates… think medicaid can handle all the additional families & extended families pn e the illegal aliens gain legal status? we wlll soon be overwhelmed with poverty… i see usa as a 3rd world country. canada has stricit immigration laws, hope they will enforce them & their borders lest they be overrun by usa citizens trying to make a better life for him/ herself 🙁

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    Sessions is one the few left with honesty & integrity – THANKS!

    There was a time that democrats defended the working class & poor. That’s long gone & lost to the muslim brotherhood & the old communist compromise. Government is saying obamascare is going to cost over $20,000/yr… 12 million more is ($240 billion) minimum on top of everything else… 12 million permanently unemployed citizens losing their av$43,500 wage ($522 billion) cursed to government subsidies of unemployment & welfare @ $20,000 ($240 billion) plus 12 million legal-illegal aliens doing exactly what they’re doing now with welfare, schools, etc. ($240 billion) It means the $1 trillion our executive-legislative are borrowing to give to illegal aliens jumps to $1.24 TRILLION!

    No one is hurt more than average workers and the poor! Bloomberg, Soros, or Face book can give whatever they want, but it’s another dastardly thing to tax and encumber hard pressed citizens by raising taxes to give government money to aliens and foreign nations the hate us!

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      When will Congress start EARNING this best money and impeach Obama? If Obama would have been a Republican and Congress would have been Democrat they would have impeached Obama long ago!

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      We have stupid legislatures. Printing money that has no value, a huge debt growing by leaps and bounds daily and they would compound the problems! I do not see or hear of any sacrifices by any members of the legislator or our leaders! People will always take something for nothing and always abuse it, that was learned a great many years ago by agricultural education extension and is why they began charging, which worked out great and a whole lot better!
      If common sense nor ordinary reasoning won’t work maybe such a practical example will, but frankly I doubt it for the greed is too great for votes and contributions form any where they can get it good or bad. Only what works for them not for the country. God help us all, save of from corrupt legislators. There are just not enough of the good ones to get things right and well.

  8. avatar

    Round up all the illegals and deport them ALONG with Obama and all those who support him, Then buy them for what they are worth and sell them for what theyTHINK they are worth and the national debt will be paid off in FULL!

  9. avatar
    Charles E. Penrod on

    When will real Americans get the guts to put an end to the communist domination of our lives?

  10. avatar

    I say it again this is worst than a kick in the faceforthose of us that sacrifized ourselves to go to war for this country while the illegals get food stamps hospital care college money and treated better than any u.s.citizenthey have become the upper middle class and the u.s. citizen has become the new hobos of america, to all the polititians just open the borders to them stop being hippocrites and see how much income tax the irs gets and you will see this country’ worst than a third world crap.

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    Yep they get all the schooling, doctoring, and food handed to them on a silver platter. Us American’s can just give,
    our money to them and we can live on scraps are whatever we can afford. Then tell me why the government thinks we the middle class can live on a very small Social Security check, and they are trying to get all that from us
    as they can.

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    Aside from Medicare, we are hanging onto supplemental insurance which accounts for one-fourth of our income. A recent visit to the ER for my husband to have some stitches for a head wound he sustained from a fall, cost $4,800.00 plus. Thank heavens we had the insurance. Something has to be done about medical costs, but Obamacare is not the answer. Surely, someone can figure out what is needed that is fair to patients and doctors. If we didn’t have to pay the cost for the millions of illegal aliens here, we’d have a better shot at fixing the problem. That, as well as the tremendous cost we shoulder from the waste and fraud in our own government, and the handouts to foreign countries. Those three sources account for a lot of money, and all are a terrible waste.

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      American Citizen in Kentucky on

      If you were not an American citizen this would have all been FREE, you would not need insurance. Your medical care costs so much because it helps pay healthcare for illegal aliens. Illegals should return to their own country for healthcare. They are “moochers” on our healthcare, Social Security and medicaid.

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    LOL Free Medicaid??

    Current American overpopulation has already gutted Medicaid where it doesn’t cover dental, let alone allow you to schedule medical visits with a lion share of the doctors anyway, unless you also have like a low [?] cost private healthcare insurance plan [approx $20K/yr]….the real joke is Medicaid is costing the federal government money, irrespective of its apparent uselessness.

    Under Obamacare, 70% of the uninsured will be put on useless Medicaid, making it even WORSE.

    Medicare, similar conundrum, a lion’s share of the doctors won’t see you unless you have private insurance too.

    They’ve apparently already gutted these programs to the bone and/or current overpopulation has.

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      I say no for illigals to get medicaid. Cityzens of the us have paid tax’s to have this for a long time. People in the us that need help with health care can not get it. Like me, I am on a fixed income and i get $1083 a month, and they tell me that i am geting to much a month. How do they expect an american to get dental care on that income. Medicare will not pay for that or the VA. What do you think. Should illigals be catared too.

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        The reform bill should not be passed. There are Americans out there that do not have a job, and they expect illegals to nwork in the fields. No they will not if they get reform. Also they broke the law when they came over illegaliy and they claim that they have not broken any laws. An American breaks the law, they would put them in jail faster then their heads can spin. We did not ask for illegals to come over. When people came to the states from over seas a long time ago, they needed no pass port, wll they needed was a letter showing they had relatives here in the states and could work. Today there are laws that were not in place in those days. Also, they get amnesty, there will be another wave of illegals wanting the same rights. The only right i can see is that they have the right to work if they are not caught, and a place to live. They figured that if they had children in the states they would not be deported. Now they cry that the government is separating the families, when they brought this on them selves. They knew that if they were caught they would be deported. What do you think. We fought for our freedom they did not.

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          American Citizen in Kentucky on

          We don’t need immigration reform, we need to enforce the laws we already have passed. Our government should not pass any “cafeteria laws” that pick and choose which laws they want to enforce. Remember years ago when people were not admitted to America with contagious diseases, bed bugs and had to have a sponsor to take care of them.