Friday, September 11, 2009

Stay Classy, Max Baucus

Rewarding idiocy:

I just got off the phone with Frank Sharry, Executive Director of the immigrant rights group America's Voice, who's not exactly pleased that Sens. Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Max Baucus (D-MT) are responding to the Joe Wilson scream incident by writing immigrant restrictions into health care legislation.

"Baucus and Conrad are caving on a fake issue that is trumped up by Republicans not to better the bill but to trump up opposition to reform," Sharry declared. "I just find it stunning that they would validate what Joe Wilson did."

Sharry also points out that the changes to the bill are likely to be extremely inefficient.
Under Medicaid, he says, "there is currently a verification system in place called the SAVE program, which works pretty well."

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So not only is this particular method of avoiding systemic abuse by low-wage, undocumented residents ineffective and politically dubious. It's also extremely wasteful. Thankfully, though, Congressmen like Joe Wilson will no longer be tempted to scream "you lie!" at President Obama. Or maybe it won't even accomplish that.

1 comment:

  1. so this whole healthcare reform is just a front to catch illegal aliens? i knew it the whole time.

    but on a more serious note, this IS really stupid. who cares if illegal aliens do gain access to government healthcare. they still have to pay for it like everyone else. at least this way illegals can get preventative treatment as opposed to taking more of our taxpayer dollars when they have to go to the emergency room.