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Subject:  Re: End of the Health Care debate Date:  6/8/2009  10:16 PM
Author:  PosFCF Number:  19326 of 116955

telegraph says:

If we sent back the 20 million illegals here, half our problem with uninsured would disappear!

While he is not clear on what problems he is referring to, the previous comments have been regarding the fact that 50 million Americans are uninsured.

Therefore this is not a discussion about the problems of illegals immigrants swamping the healthcare system, that is a separate debate.

According to the Census Bureau report titled: Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2007

Page 22 Table 6 shows that of 45.657 million people that didn't have health insurance coverage in 2007, under the breakdown heading of "Nativity" that 33.269 million were native born and 12.388 million were foreign born. Of the 12.88 million foreign born 2.658 million were naturalized citizens and 9.737 were "not a citizen".

"Not a citizen" does not mean illegally here. There are a lot of green-card foreign nationals who are permanently or semi-permanently but quite legally. It is these folks who are being referred to by this report.

Nowhere in this study does it address the issue of illegals.

So, when I said your statement was untrue, it was.

If you want to now change the discussion to save face and bring in the illegal aliens and health care crisis, fine, but we both know what you're doing.

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