An anti-immigration group, The Federation for American Immigration Reform, is correct when they state that illegal aliens could participate in the national health insurance exchange that is being formulated in President Obama’s bill.
This insurance exchange compares health insurance plans and informs everyone which is the most economical for them with the features that are most desired by them. In many ways it is comparable to Progressive for Car insurance. Included in the cost and feature comparison would be the new government-run plan, instituted to compete with the private sector.
It is interesting to note that illegal immigrants would be paying for their own insurance albeit the public plan just like everyone else according to Politifact.com. That is really no different than what is currently in place where illegal aliens can purchase private insurance.
The difference is that aliens would not get the “premium credits” which are supposedly in place to compete with and lower the current private insurance policies.
While the whole issue is controversial and the debate is heated, you must ask to consider the following scenarios. Should aliens who have an extreme infection be allowed to suffer and die for wont of money to seek medical treatment? Wouldn’t that put ordinary citizens at risk from exposure and contagion?
Could you ignore someone on the street with fractures or in serious pain just because you are afraid they are vying for the same tax dollars to pay for medical care?
As long as people are allowed to stay within our borders, we must maintain our “humanness” and civility for without it, we are a doomed society and reverting to animal status.