Kamala Vows Free Healthcare For All Illegal Aliens — Taxpayers Already Pay Billions For It

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Kamala Harris made a huge splash at last night’s debate, and now the Democrats are singing her praises especially for her decision to give all illegal immigrants free healthcare while abolishing our choice for healthcare with “Medicare for all.” Well, we are already paying billions a year for healthcare for illegal aliens, but they don’t want you to know that. Here’s everything you need to know.

Kamala Harris and President Donald Trump (Photo Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images, Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Three of the four Democrat front-runners including Kamala Harris committed to abolishing our private health insurance plans. She also vows to give illegal aliens free healthcare.

Of course, this would cost the American taxpayer trillions of dollars while devastating our economy.

“Medicare for all plan would boost government health spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years, requiring historic tax hikes, says a study by a university-based libertarian policy center,” Bloomberg reports. 

Then, you add an estimated 11 to 22 million illegal immigrants into the mix. The cost per taxpayer would be catastrophic.

However, the latest research by Chris Conover from the Center for Health Policy and Inequalities Research at Duke University reveals that every year, American taxpayers pay nearly $20 billion for healthcare for illegal aliens.

That’s right, the Democrats are playing on the sympathies of many Americans. However, illegals aren’t left to die here in the United States. 

Hospitals are mandated to never turn away anyone who needs emergency care. We are talking about major interventions like heart surgeries, the birth of a child, or even cancer. Free clinics also see illegals for minor illnesses.

Conover wrote the analysis in Forbes: “All told, Americans cross-subsidize health care for unauthorized immigrants to the tune of $18.5 billion a year. Of this total, federal taxpayers provided $11.2 billion in subsidized care to unauthorized immigrants in 2016.”

That’s 18.5 billion taxpayer dollars a year. 

When we pay local and state taxes, some of those dollars are going to county-run and state-run facilities that treat illegal immigrants. Then, when we pay federal taxes, some of those dollars are going to government-run facilities like free clinics that fall into the tax-exempt status.

Now, if Americans lose our choice of insurance and are mandated to go on the “Medicare for all,” can you imagine the chaos? 

Socialized medicine has never been tried on a huge population like America in parts of the free world. Sure, the old Soviet Union had socialized medicine and the life expectancy was 46 years in the 1940s and topped out at 66 years before the fall of Communism.

In the United States, life expectancy is 78.69 years. If we bring in socialized medicine, we all will be just a number in the system. If you happen to be diagnosed with cancer, expect a long wait for treatment. By then, your cancer has metastasized.

“Canada’s single-payer healthcare system forced over 1 million patients to wait for necessary medical treatments last year. That’s an all-time record,” reports Forbes Magazine. “The only thing Canadian patients are ‘guaranteed’ is a spot on a waitlist.”

As the Fraser report notes, Canada in 2017, more than 173,000 patients waited for an ophthalmology procedure. Another 91,000 lined up for some form of general surgery, while more than 40,000 waited for a urology procedure.

“Those delays were excruciatingly long. After receiving a referral from a general practitioner, the typical Canadian patient waited more than 21 weeks to receive treatment from a specialist. That was the longest average waiting period on record — and more than double the median wait in 1993,” reported Sally Pipes, a Canadian and president of the Pacific Research Institute.

America’s population is roughly 330 million. Canada’s population is a mere 37 million. Yet, they are having major issues with their single-payer system. Can you imagine trying socialized medicine on 330 million Americans plus the 11 to 22 million illegals immigrants?

The healthcare system would become a death trap. Rich Americans will be paying out of pocket for treatment, while the poor and middle-class would be stuck in the system.

If there was ever a good reason to warn your family and friends to not vote for a Democrat, this is it.

The Democratic Party is bound and determined to confiscate our guns, our money, and our health insurance. Oh, and then, Democrats are going to decriminalize illegal immigration and give our health insurance to illegal aliens. There is only one way Americans can avoid becoming a third world nation: we must all vote for President Donald Trump.

About Rebecca Diserio, Opinion Columnist 1557 Articles
Rebecca Diserio is a conservative writer and speaker who has been featured in numerous high profile publications. She's a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Lakewood, CA and worked as a Critical Care Registered Nurse at USC Medical Center. A former Tea Party spokesman, she helped manage Star Parker’s campaign for US Congress and hosted a popular conservative radio show where she interviewed Dr. Alveda King, Ann Coulter, David Limbaugh, and Michelle Malkin. A police widow, she resides in Southern California.