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Yes, He Lied. Joe Wilson Was Right.

Posted in Government and Politics by TeeJaw on Thursday, August 11, 2011, 8: 44 AM

Rep. Joe Wilson shouted “You lie!”  Democrats were horrified that a Republican representative would have the audacity to accuse the President of lying.

But now HHS informs us that Obamacare-Funded Health Centers for ‘Migrants’ Won’t Check Immigration Status.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Tuesday that it has awarded $28.8 million to 67 community health centers with funds from the Obamacare health reform law.

Of that $28.8 million, “approximately $8.5 million will be used by 25 New Access Point awardees to target services to migrant and seasonal farm workers,” Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Spokeswoman Judy Andrews told CNSNews.com. HRSA is a part of HHS.

Andrews said that grant recipients will not check the immigration status of people seeking services.

“Health centers do not, as a matter of routine practice, ask about or collect data on citizenship or other matters not related to the treatment needs of the patients seeking health services at the center,” Andrews said.

Further, the grant recipients are required to serve “all residents” who walk through their doors.

So, in the midst of the worst budget crisis in United States history, when Federal spending is 25% of GDP with revenues of only 19%* of GDP, and with the National Debt now over 100% of GDP, and with a recent downgrade in U.S. credit rating, the Obama administration is spending millions of dollars to provide health care to illegal immigrants.

Joe Wilson was right.  Obama lied.  Then, before, since, and again and again.

*Readers should remember that raising taxes won’t get government any revenue above about 19% of GDP.

 

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