Monday, October 24, 2011

RomneyCare Helps Illegal Aliens

Texas Gov. Rick Perry should go after this story and not Mitt's lawn care crew!

In the last debate Rick Perry made it a point to go after Mitt Romney for hiring a lawn care firm that employed illegal aliens. While that might say something about Mitt's attitude towards illegal aliens, it's not that big a deal. BUT, what is a big deal is the provision of RomneyCare, the Massachusetts state run health plan, that does allow benefits for illegal aliens.

The L.A. Times has the story:
Uninsured, poor immigrants can walk into a health clinic or hospital in the state and get publicly subsidized care at virtually no cost to them, regardless of their immigration status.

The program, widely supported in Massachusetts, drew little attention when Romney signed the trailblazing healthcare law. But now it could prove problematic for the Republican presidential hopeful, who has been attacking Texas Gov. Rick Perry for supporting educational aid for children of undocumented immigrants in Texas.
Romney was able to deflect Perry's charge in the last debate. What about the next debate?

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