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Sebelius: We ‘Have Our Hands Full’ with ObamaCare, Can’t Prepare for Immigration Reform Impact

No preparation for a potential influx of 10-12 million people into the system.

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Nicholas Ballasy

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April 12, 2013 - 4:52 pm

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said her department has its “hands full” with the implementation of the healthcare law and cannot prepare for any immigration reform bill’s impact on health insurance costs.

During a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Friday, Texas Republican Rep. Kenny Marchant asked Sebelius, “Has HHS made any preparation for how to meet the added cost of providing care for the potential 10 or 12 million people that might gain permanent resident status under any kind of an immigration bill?”

In response, Sebelius said, “Sir, we don’t do anything about what the Congress may or may not do in the future. No sir.”

In an attempt to clarify Sebelius’ position, Marchant said, “So, there’s been no preparation made whatsoever for that large group of people.”

Sebelius, the former governor of Kansas, said, “We are working with the law as it is right now and, believe me, have our hands full to try and make sure that the law of the land is carried out.”

A biparistan group of senators are preparing to introduce immigration reform legislation. Illinois Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said the legislation is likely to be introduced next Tuesday.

Nicholas Ballasy is a video journalist based in Washington, D.C. His interviews with prominent politicians and celebrities have been featured by media outlets including Fox News, NBC News, ABC News, Access Hollywood, Inside Edition, the Washington Post. Follow his work at www.nickballasy.com.

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Each Democrat Who " Voted them in" should have to Sponsor a few families till they learn english and assimilate .. Covering all their expenses, and also be totally responsible for any law voilations they commit... The fence would go up tomorrow if that where the case..
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--- "A biparistan group of senators are preparing to introduce immigration reform legislation. Illinois Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said the legislation is likely to be introduced next Tuesday."

Yeah, and I'm sure that the Gang-of-Twelve RINOs are only waiting for a dinner on Barack's tab (yeah right) to close the deal.
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How much does this woman make a year? And why are we paying her salary? Wouldn't it be cheaper to throw her into federal prison for defrauding the American people?
1 year ago
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And so "let it burn!' continues apace...
1 year ago
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Not to worry! The government will set up a new agency to handle the immigration influx. The restructure of several government agencies over the last couple of decades has been one of the stupidist things to come down the pike in many decades -- HHS and HS!

The old INS was consolidated into the new Homeland Security and then divided in three new agencies -- CIS, ICE and CBP with more than 96,000 employees. I would asume that these agencies, all or part, would have the job of integrating the new influx according to thaterver the congress passes.

The HHS, while having 12 agencies and 124,214 employees,, only those directly involved in health care and services 'benefits' would, I presume be involved.

Regardless, it will be a monumental job for approximately 100,000 employees of each department to implement and achieve efficiently and cost prudent!
1 year ago
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Should read: approximately 100,000 agencies employees combined from the two departments.
1 year ago
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Well, duh! She also has no idea whatsoever about the true cost of 0care beginning in 2014. Add to that the fact that the Fed keeps dumping billions of dollars into the money supply every month and there is no way we can avoid a massive round of inflation in the very near future. That will wipe out the value of the savings of most of the middle class and make them ever more dependent on the Feds. Just what Dr. 0 ordered.
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Well, to be realistic, I have to sympathize with Sebelius. How can you prepare an agency for something you know nothing about since the regulations are still being written, 'as the Secretary shall determine'?

This is cross country navigation without map, compass, GPS, inertial guidance, or landmarks.
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Hmmmm, what is this master politician not telling us? I have this feeling that we are all in for a Very big hit -- right about the time that our insurance costs, tax withholdings, groceries, and energy bills go right straight through the roof. But I guess nobody ever told us that the Obama "fairness" tab would be cheap.
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10-20 million illegal aliens? Isn't more like 30 million?

In order to get to a North American Union, facts on the ground have to be changed. Region one of the WTO has to be formed somehow.

Illegal aliens already get healthcare through the ER room. They just don't pay for it, because it is to expensive. Some of it is written off, the rest is paid for by American tax payers who worry about their credit. It kind of works like the anchor baby system.

This is just another part of the full court press to weaken a once great nation so it can fall in line with Biden's New World Order.

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This is going to be a failure of epic proportions. I feel like I'm watching a cartoon or a really bad SNL skit.
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