Watch this clip from President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address, 2009.
That’s the famous “You lie!” moment. Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) was moved to interrupt the president’s address, when the president claimed that Obamacare would not apply to illegal aliens.
Rep. Wilson has been finally vindicated.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell held an online chat with Latino bloggers on November 11, 2014. The bloggers asked Burwell about Obamacare benefits for “mixed families” — families in which some are present in the United States legally, while others are not.
Burwell said that so-called “dreamers,” people brought to the United States illegally when they were children, are not eligible, but she indicated that she and President Obama would like to change that. Surely another executive order cannot be far off.
But then she said “mixed families should come…Everyone should come on, and folks should not be scared. No questions will be asked, and it is not about an immigration issue.”
It is an immigration issue, and it’s a fiscal issue, it’s a rule of law issue and a constitutional order issue, but deeper than that, it is an honesty issue. Rep. Joe Wilson was right all along. American taxpayers, a majority of whom never supported Obamacare in the first place, will now be forced to subsidize healthcare for millions who are not even in the country legally.