HHS Head Wants AMNESTY for 4.9 Million Illegals to Make ObamaCare Solvent

THE HILL — By Peter Sullivan – 02/05/16 02:01 PM EST — Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell says immigration reform would help achieve universal health coverage.

Asked about the further steps needed to achieve universal coverage, with roughly 30 million people remaining uninsured, Burwell told a roundtable of reporters Friday that immigration reform is one step, along with continued growth in ObamaCare’s marketplaces and Medicaid expansion.

“We’re continuing, as you can see, with the marketplace, to continue to grow it, Medicaid is the other large population that would make a big difference, and then the third change in terms of things that would contribute to a large number is actually changes in the immigration laws,” Burwell said.

People in the country illegally are currently barred from enrolling in Medicaid or ObamaCare marketplace coverage, leaving many of them uninsured.

The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that about 15 percent of those who are uninsured are ineligible for coverage because of their immigration status — about 4.9 million people.

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