So just to recap here, if you’re one of nearly 46 million people who don’t have health insurance, you will finally have quality, affordable options.
Only trouble is, according to the Census Bureau, almost 10 million of that 46 million figure are illegal immigrants.
Surely Obama knows that. If he didn’t, that would be stunning ignorance.
And if he does know it, then he’s promising the illegals that they will be insured under his plan.
UPDATE: In comments, Foo Bar provides links suggesting that the number of uninsured illegals is around 7 million. The Census data covers “noncitizens” and does not specify how many are illegals; the 9.4 million in Ed Morrissey’s post includes some legal noncitizens. So my claim that “almost 10 million . . . are illegal immigrants” is apparently off by almost 3 million. Thanks to Foo Bar for the correction.
The main point stands: Obama claimed that all 46 million uninsured would get new options under his plan — even though 46 million may be uninsured (and don’t get me started on the percentage who are uninsured by choice), millions of those are illegals. Obama says they are among the group that “will finally have quality, affordable options.”