Terence P. Jeffrey
September 10, 2009
[efoods]In his speech to a joint session of Congress last night, President Obama said that his health care reform plan will not insure “illegal immigrants.” The statement instantly became a matter of controversy when Rep. Joe Wilson (R.-S.C.) yelled out in the House chamber, “You lie.”
Wilson has since apologized for his outburst.
But President Obama’s statement about illegal aliens and health care reform deserves further scrutiny.
“There are also those who claim that our reform efforts would insure illegal immigrants,” said Obama. “This, too, is false. The reforms I’m proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally.”