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This iReport is part of an assignment:
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- Open Letter to John Kerry: Who's Gassing the Kurds in Syria?
- Obama's Record: A record of discrimination against Latinos & self-deportation
- How Obama's Record Shows Discrimination Against Latinos
- Next Stop, MEXICO! Obama's record on Immigration from Mexico
The Debating Puppets: Lets debate Obamacare!!!
How can a candidate who was the father or Romneycare debate the author of Obamacare???
Let the Debating Puppets show you how!!! The puppets and I have some debate tips for Mitt Romney. We present debate tips and facts in a way to help everyone remember them. We know more problems with Obamacare than most people ever noticed.
Also, we would like to remind our governing officials that they cannot really solve the US healthcare crisis until they fix the US immigration system. A permanent solution is needed because the temporary relief of the Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals creates a class of 1.7 million people who are neither covered by Obamacare and not required to have insurance.
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Fact-Checkers say that I should have said $1,117 per HOUSEHOLD, not per citizen. Also, I should have said, Texas Hospital Association, when I said Texas Health Association.
If the illegals were evenly distributed in every state, the average cost to each citizen household to help them would be $1,117 a year per household. Federation for American Immigration Reform, The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on United States Taxpayers, http://www.fairus.org/site/DocServer/USCostStudy_2010.pdf?docID=4921
But since the largest number of undocumented immigrants is concentrated in 6 states like Florida, the cost to individual citizens in those states will be higher in their state’s insurance exchange, than in other states. (The 6 states are Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas)
Most immigrants go to borders states and Florida:
Per California Hospital Association, costs of unpaid medical care to undocumented immigrants was 1.25 Billion for 2011. http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/immigration/item/2125-report-illegals-cost-calif-hospitals-$125-billion-annually
Illegal immigrants, estimated to be around eight million – they will be ineligible for insurance subsidies and Medicaid; they will also be exempt from the health insurance mandate and will remain eligible for emergency services under the 1986 Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA).
"Cost Estimate for Pending Health Care Legislation". Congressional Budget Office. March 20, 2010. http://cboblog.cbo.gov/?p=546. Retrieved March 28, 2010.
186 Siskin, Alison (March 22, 2011). Treatment of Noncitizens Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Congressional Research Service. R41714. http://www.ciab.com/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=2189. Retrieved October 14, 2011.
187 Chaikind, Hinda; Copeland, Curtis W.; Redhead, C. Stephen; Staman, Jennifer (March 2, 2011). PPACA: A Brief Overview of the Law, Implementation, and Legal Challenges. Congressional Research Service. R41664. http://www.nationalaglawcenter.org/assets/crs/R41664.pdf. Retrieved October 14, 2011.
Per Texas Health & Human Services Commission, Costs of unpaid medical care for undocumented workers was 677 Million annually, in 2008:
75% cut to DSH funds gradually until 2019: www.facs.org/surgerynews/update/traumafunding1011.html
Counties in Texas with an uninsured rate over 40%
Florida and all Border States except California have counties with a rate of uninsured above 30%. http://www.census.gov/did/www/sahie/data/2007/files/Under65_Pct_UI_2007.pdf