#Obamacare navigators helping people sign up at Mexican consulates

Posted by: Phineas on March 27, 2014 at 8:17 pm

**Posted by Phineas

"Train wreck"

“Train wreck”

Nah, there’s no potential for fraud, here:

The Obama administration has been helping to facilitate a series of events nationwide at Mexican Consulate offices to enroll people in Obamacare – and a key activist says the efforts are “our responsibility” regardless of citizenship.

“Whether they’re Mexican nationals or whether they’re United States citizens or whether they’re in transition– and if they’re there it is our responsibility within all of America to educate on the Affordable Care Act,” Enroll America Field Organizer Jose Medrano told Breitbart News on Wednesday.

Health Care insurance navigator groups hosted an Obamacare enrollment fair on Tuesday in the Mexican Consulate’s Brownsville office, The Rio Grande Guardian reported last Friday, where Mexican nationals among others were counseled about enrolling in the ACA.

“The Mexican consulate is a very reliable source of information to the Latino community. And therefore when they host their events, yesterday being the health fair, there are several hundred people that show up,” Medrano said.

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), undocumented immigrants aren’t supposed to be receiving government-run health benefits or subsidized coverage. However, President Barack Obama told Latinos in early March that the Healthcare.gov website would not be used to find out about an individual’s immigration status.

“None of the information that is provided in order for you to obtain health insurance is in any way transferred to immigration services,” he said.

As the article points out, this isn’t the first time the administration has made use of Mexican consulates to push entitlement programs to Latino communities: in 2012, USDA ran Spanish-language commercials encouraging people to sign up for food stamps.

Back to Obamacare, the extensive use of Mexican consulates, which are a trusted source of information for Mexican communities in the US, and the promise to not forward an applicant’s information to ICE all but guarantees that the American taxpayer will wind up subsidizing health insurance for Mexican nationals who are in the US illegally.

And if some sort of amnesty goes through, guess which party expects (1) to reap the benefits of our state-mandated generosity?

Why, it’s almost as if that’s the plan.

via Fausta

Footnote:
(1) Then again, with all the screw ups and problems experienced with O-care to date, maybe the Democrats’ shouldn’t expect much gratitude.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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4 Responses to “#Obamacare navigators helping people sign up at Mexican consulates”

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  1. The end result of having these illegals come to this country will always be the same. They can never bring themselves to do the only honorable and decent thing and forswear their loyalty and fealty to Mexico in order to arrive at a legal citizenship status here. What we will wind up with is their ass over here and their heart over there.

    Mexico will not enter a team in the upcoming summer Olympics. Everyone who can run, jump, or swim is already over here.

  2. Carlos says:

    Just one more promise about ObamaCare that was never intended to be fulfilled.

    The lying bastards.

  3. A. Ray says:

    As long as American taxpayers subsidize the cowardice of Mexicans to take control of their own corrupt government, they will continue to do so. All able bodied men from Mexico are afraid to do the hard work of building a better Mexico. They’ll pick the crops of American farms, mow the lawns, take construction jobs, be cooks and busboys but won’t do the hard work of building a modern free republic. The corrupt politicians of Mexico know they’d be overthrown if it weren’t for exporting they’re poor to the care of US taxpayers. That burgeoning poor would demand results and eventually put those crooks out of power. But no, they come to the US to do jobs “Americans won’t do”. Americans may not do those jobs for the extra low wages that Mexicans do, but building a better Mexico is a job even Mexicans won’t do. Sad.

  4. Carlos says:

    I’m sitting at a warehouse in California waiting for a load; there’s only one other person I’ve heard here today speak English, and a couple of them were speaking Arabic.

    Funny how, if one goes to any Hispanic or Arabic country, they generally won’t be able to gain citizenship or employment, but the genii who run our government (from the prez on down through the entire bureaucracy) insist that the diversity offered by such policies is good for the nation.

    Yep. Good enough to make it a laughingstock to the world, and a second-rate third world banana republic.