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(8,020 posts)
Wed Feb 10, 2016, 07:29 PM Feb 2016

"Illegal immigrants got $750 Million in Obamacare"...

Saw that on FB... about a day old.

The post says the Republicans on the Homeland Security Committee made a report to that effect. I cannot find the report itself... every RWnut site on earth references the Fox News(?) piece. Fox doesn't re-direct to the actual report, either.

Anybody have anything on this? I have the snopes and Politifact denials that it could happen all ready to post, but are there any new developments? I'm wondering if Fox just made it up out of whole cloth.

Anybody know about this?

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"Illegal immigrants got $750 Million in Obamacare"... (Original Post) Bigmack Feb 2016 OP
I hope it is true. I want all human beings to be given needed healthcare. randys1 Feb 2016 #1
I have no problem Bjornsdotter Feb 2016 #2
Me neither.... but.... Bigmack Feb 2016 #4
Agreed! Bjornsdotter Feb 2016 #5
I thought it was more like eleventy billion. nt Guy Whitey Corngood Feb 2016 #3
Lol, trillionty batrillion nt flamingdem Feb 2016 #14
Here: catnhatnh Feb 2016 #6
I had that one ready to reply, but it's from 2013...the "report" is from 2 days ago. nt Bigmack Feb 2016 #7
Okay catnhatnh Feb 2016 #8
Me, too...but I want to nail it down and crush the guy who posted that POS. Nt Bigmack Feb 2016 #9
You have to have a social security number TexasBushwhacker Feb 2016 #10
Wow. That's terrible. We spent about $2 per person treating illegal immigrants who had cancer, Nye Bevan Feb 2016 #11
Just another "Bullshit Conservative" chain e mail.... jdadd Feb 2016 #12
Obamacare subsidies are tied directly to your taxes KelleyKramer Feb 2016 #13
Link pyrobob06 Feb 2016 #15
Thanks... shit!... doesn't prove my point, but thanks anyway. nt Bigmack Feb 2016 #16


(8,020 posts)
4. Me neither.... but....
Wed Feb 10, 2016, 07:41 PM
Feb 2016

I can't believe a story from Fox, can I?

I was just hoping somebody knew how to get the actual, bullshit Republican report.


(6,123 posts)
5. Agreed!
Wed Feb 10, 2016, 07:44 PM
Feb 2016

It's one of those numbers that keeps changing. I think Fox spins a wheel to pick the numbers.


(8,976 posts)
6. Here:
Wed Feb 10, 2016, 07:57 PM
Feb 2016

"given all the talk about potential immigration reform, one line jumped out:

"The bill will provide insurance to all non-U.S. residents, even if they are here illegally," the email states.

Make no mistake, this line is wrong in the context of the 2009 law (Pants on Fire! wrong, in fact), and wrong in the context of the health care bill President Barack Obama signed into law in 2010."


(19,864 posts)
10. You have to have a social security number
Wed Feb 10, 2016, 08:42 PM
Feb 2016

Are there some people with fake SS cards and green cards? Of course!

Nye Bevan

(25,406 posts)
11. Wow. That's terrible. We spent about $2 per person treating illegal immigrants who had cancer,
Wed Feb 10, 2016, 09:07 PM
Feb 2016

heart attacks, and other diseases? Obviously the party that is big on Jesus Christ would have a huge problem with that.


(1,311 posts)
12. Just another "Bullshit Conservative" chain e mail....
Wed Feb 10, 2016, 09:12 PM
Feb 2016

I put all people that send this stuff to me, in my spam folder...I'm still not on Facebook


(8,811 posts)
13. Obamacare subsidies are tied directly to your taxes
Wed Feb 10, 2016, 11:20 PM
Feb 2016

The more you make the lower the subsidy

If an illegal immigrant is some how paying taxes then I guess you could get something.

If you don't file a return then your subsidy would be $0.00

So the claim is bullshit.

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