Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Hillary Care and Illegals

Hot Air has links to the question, will Hillary Clinton's $110 billion boondoggle health plan cover all Americans or everyone living in America, legally or not:
Senior [Clinton] policy adviser Laurie Rubiner–-while acknowledging that undocumented immigrants are a “huge issue” in this country–-said, “That’s one we’re going to have to think through a little bit.”
“We have not dealt with every single detail with this plan,” Rubiner continued.
Translation: We’re not sure yet how the majority comes down on that point and want to feel them out. A day doesn’t pass lately, though, that doesn’t include a few new warnings from the media that the GOP’s reluctance to effectively dissolve the country’s borders is costing them big time among Latino voters. The Democrats won’t want to squander that advantage by withholding “free” health care from the “undocumented”; why, to do so would be downright nativist.

Health care in America is not cheap, we all know this. But given that we are facing entitlement budgetary pressure, how can we afford to have another entitlement that will almost certainly top the $110 billion that Clinton claims her plan will cost?

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