Saturday, May 6, 2023

Biden’s HHS Moves Forward with Rule to Open Obamacare to DACA Illegal Aliens; Biden's Administration Aims to Expand Health Insurance for DACA Recipients

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Biden’s HHS Moves Forward with Rule to Open Obamacare to DACA Illegal Aliens:
President Joe Biden is moving forward with a proposed federal rule to open Affordable Care Act benefits, known as Obamacare and subsidized by American taxpayers, to illegal aliens enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
This month, Biden announced a plan to open Obamacare and Medicaid rolls, both subsidized by American taxpayers, to nearly 600,000 illegal aliens currently enrolled in DACA — the program created by former President Obama, via executive order, that has shielded more than a million illegal aliens from deportation through the years.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra, whom Breitbart News reported has long sought to open taxpayer-funded healthcare benefits to illegal aliens, is overseeing the plan while Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Alejandro Mayorkas has said he hopes the plan leads to an amnesty for illegal aliens.
On Monday, Becerra issued the proposed rule, suggesting that HHS hopes to open Obamacare and Medicaid rolls to DACA illegal aliens by the beginning of November: --->READ MORE HERE
Biden's administration aims to expand health insurance for DACA recipients:
For more than 20 years, resolving the situation of people who were brought to the United States as children but who lack legal status has proved one of the most vexing political problems in Washington. Recent actions by President Joe Biden’s administration are taking Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals beyond just the immigration realm and into healthcare as well.
Biden recently announced a plan aimed at making thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. as children eligible for coverage through Medicaid and Obamacare's health insurance exchanges. Under the Biden administration’s proposed federal rule, more than 500,000 people covered by the DACA program could obtain health coverage that way.
The debate over DACA goes back to 2001, when Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) first proposed the DREAM Act. That bill, which Durbin, now Senate majority whip, has continued to push for over two-plus decades, would give undocumented students a chance to earn legal status if they came to the U.S. as children, are long-term U.S. residents, have good moral character, and complete two years of college or military service in good standing.
The DREAM Act never became law through the legislative process. But Democratic administrations have implemented pieces of it administratively.
In 2012, President Barack Obama and then-Vice President Joe Biden formalized the DACA program through an executive order allowing eligible, undocumented young people to live, work, and pay taxes in America despite their citizenship status. The Obama-era initiative shields these people from fears of deportation. But it leaves them ineligible for government-subsidized health insurance programs because they lack a permanent legal status. --->READ MORE HERE
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