Democrats in Congress are begging President Joe Biden to give taxpayer-subsidized Obamacare to thousands of illegal aliens enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
A group of 86 House and Senate Democrats sent a letter begging Biden’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to rescind a federal regulation barring DACA illegal immigrants from enrolling in Obamacare, which is subsidized by American taxpayer money.
A letter signed by 86 House and Senate Democrats was sent to Biden’s HHS demanding DACA illegal alien access to Obamacare.
Another handout to illegal alien criminals paid for by American taxpayers.https://t.co/6z5bFH7Ygh
— Robert Cornicelli for America First (@cornicelliny) November 21, 2022
“We strongly encourage HHS to honor our country’s promise of full integration and support of DACA recipients, including access to affordable health care through [Obamacare] by rescinding this regulation,” the letter read.
“It is crucial that the administration keep its commitment to expanding coverage for undocumented immigrants, including DACA recipients, and rescinding this harmful regulation will help deliver on that promise,” the letter continued.
As the Democrats noted in their letter, Biden previously promised to open taxpayer-subsidized healthcare benefits to illegal immigrants living in the U.S. while on the campaign trail in 2020.
Specifically, during his so-called “Unity” platform with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Biden promised to make millions of illegals eligible for Obamacare and allow all illegal aliens living in the U.S. to purchase healthcare coverage in the federal marketplace.
In fact, every Democrat — including Biden — who ran for president in 2020 raised their hand on the debate stage when asked if their healthcare plans would cover illegal aliens.
According to reporting from Breitbart News, providing all illegal aliens residing in the U.S. with free health insurance benefits would cost American taxpayers anywhere between $23 billion and $66 billion per year, which could add up to a potential $660 billion bill every decade.
Estimates from Chris Conover, formerly of the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research at Duke University, U.S. taxpayers are already forced to subsidize roughly $18.5 billion in medical costs for illegal immigrants annually.
Meanwhile, Democrats aren’t stopping at begging for healthcare coverage for illegal aliens. They are also currently lobbying for 10 Senate Republicans to join them in passing legislation to grant amnesty to approximately 3.3 million illegal immigrants.
Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) reportedly held meetings with DACA illegal aliens last week as part of the Democrats’ amnesty effort.