Immigration Rhinoplasty Will Kill the Health Care Overhaul

November 5, 2009
Nation of Immigrants
Filed under: General— AAP @ 10:50 pm

Our lawmakers are again behaving badly in public over illegal immigration. This time the tussle threatens passage of health care reform legislation. The latest contentious debate, as the New York Times reports, revolves around a slew of issues.

Among these is whether unauthorized migrants — who will be subject to the mandate that all purchase health insurance — will be allowed to use their own money to buy coverage from the public exchanges. Another is whether uninsured legal immigrants — who must also buy their own insurance — will be barred from insurance-premium subsidies until long waiting periods have elapsed. Still another is whether “mixed-status