Political Editors / Oct. 8, 2019

Trump Orders Noncitizens to Pay for Own Healthcare

Meanwhile, AOC wants to give illegal aliens "free" healthcare as a brand new "right."

Illegal immigration has proven to be costly for Americans, as we have noted in the past. Last Friday, President Donald Trump, in a move designed to stem some of that cost, signed an executive order that aims to prevent American taxpayers from subsidizing the healthcare costs of noncitizens. The order states, “While our healthcare system grapples with the challenges caused by uncompensated care, the United States Government is making the problem worse by admitting thousands of aliens who have not demonstrated any ability to pay for their healthcare costs. Notably, data show that lawful immigrants are about three times more likely than United States citizens to lack health insurance. Immigrants who enter this country should not further saddle our healthcare system, and subsequently American taxpayers, with higher costs.”

The new rule notes that uncompensated care costs for hospitals alone exceeded $35 billion each year over the last 10 years, which amounts to approximately $7 million for each hospital in the U.S. Furthermore, The Daily Wire reports, “States and cities across the country are also spending billions on aid to illegal aliens. Los Angeles County, for instance, paid nearly $1.3 billion in welfare money during 2015 and 2016 to families of illegal aliens. That number amounts to one-​quarter of the total spent on the county’s entire needy population.”

It’s important to note that Trump’s order does not pertain to refugees and those seeking political asylum.

Meanwhile, socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has decided that after funding her $93 trillion Green New Deal, there’ll be plenty left over to provide universal welfare, including free healthcare coverage, even for illegal aliens. Included in AOC’s “A Just Society” package of six bills of wretched socialism is “The Embrace Act,” which the Wire observes “would allow illegal aliens to claim the same welfare benefits as all U.S. citizens and legal immigrants.” Trumpeting the Left’s “woke” social-justice rhetoric, AOC falsely asserts, “Our nation must recognize that our history — immigrants, enslaved peoples, and refugees built this country. We all do better when we create a just society that embraces our most vulnerable populations and paves a path to prosperity for all. This bill would ensure that all persons in need are eligible for the largest programs of the social safety net, regardless of their immigration status.”

This is part and parcel of the Left’s efforts to redefine “rights” to mean obligations to favored constituents paid for by American taxpayers. That’s an upside-down view of rights, and it’s not just expensive, it’s wrong.

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

★ PUBLIUS ★

“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2021 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.