Health Care For Undocumented Immigrants: Where The Candidates Stand | NBC News


HEALTHCARE PLANS THAT YOU HAVE
PROPOSED IN ONE FORM OR ANOTHER. PROPOSED IN ONE FORM OR ANOTHER.
THIS IS A SHOW OF HANDS THIS IS A SHOW OF HANDS QUESTION. QUESTION. HOLD THEM UP FOR A MOMENT SO
PEOPLE CAN SEE.R A MOMENT SO PEOPLE CAN SEE.
RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOUR RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOUR
GOVERNMENT PLAN WOULD PROVIDE GOVERNMENT PLAN WOULD PROVIDE
COVERAGE FOR UNDOCUMENTED COVERAGE FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS? IMMIGRANTS? OKAY. OKAY. LET ME START WITH YOU, MAYOR LET ME START WITH YOU, MAYOR BUTE GIG. BUTE GIG. WHY? WHY?>>MAYOR BUTE GIG, WHY?
>>BECAUSE OUR COUNTRY IS>>BECAUSE OUR COUNTRY IS
HEALTHIER WHEN EVERYBODY IS HEALTHIER WHEN EVERYBODY IS
HEALTHIER. HEALTHIER.
AND REMEMBER, WERE TALKING AND REMEMBER, WERE TALKING
ABOUT SOMETHING, PEOPLE ARE ABOUT SOMETHING, PEOPLE ARE
GIVEN A CHANCE TO BUY INTO. GIVEN A CHANCE TO BUY INTO.
IN THE SAME WAY THERE ARE IN THE SAME WAY THERE ARE UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS IN MY
COMMUNITY, WHO PAY.ANTS IN MY COMMUNITY, WHO PAY.
THEY PAY SALES TAXES. THEY PAY SALES TAXES.
THEY PAY PROPERTY TAXES DIRECTLY THEY PAY PROPERTY TAXES DIRECTLY
OR INDIRECTLY. OR INDIRECTLY.
THIS IS NOT ABOUT A HANDOUT. THIS IS NOT ABOUT A HANDOUT.
THIS IS AN INSURANCE PROGRAM. THIS IS AN INSURANCE PROGRAM.
AND WE DO OURSELVES NO FAVOR BY AND WE DO OURSELVES NO FAVOR BY
HAVING 11 MILLION UNDOCUMENTED HAVING 11 MILLION UNDOCUMENTED
PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY BE UNABLE PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY BE UNABLE
TO ACCESS HEALTHCARE. TO ACCESS HEALTHCARE.
OF COURSE, THE REAL PROBLEM IS OF COURSE, THE REAL PROBLEM IS
WE SHOULDNT HAVE 11 MILLION WE SHOULDNT HAVE 11 MILLION
UNDOCUMENTED PEOPLE WITH NO UNDOCUMENTED PEOPLE WITH NO
PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP. PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP.
IT MAKES NO SENSE. IT MAKES NO SENSE.
AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE — THE AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE — THE
AMERICAN PEOPLE AGREE ON WHAT TO AMERICAN PEOPLE AGREE ON WHAT TO
DO. DO.
THIS IS A CRAZY THING. THIS IS A CRAZY THING. IF LEADERSHIP CONSISTS OF
FORMING A CONSENSUS AROUND A FORMING A CONSENSUS AROUND A
DIVISIVE ISSUE, THIS WHITE HOUSE DIVISIVE ISSUE, THIS WHITE HOUSE
HAS DIVIDE US AROUND A CONSENSUS HAS DIVIDE US AROUND A CONSENSUS
ISSUE. ISSUE.
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT A THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT A PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP, WE NEED PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP, WE NEED TO CLEAN UP THE LAWLESSNESS TO CLEAN UP THE LAWLESSNESS SYSTEM.
AS A PART OF A COMPROMISE, WALK AS A PART OF A COMPROMISE, WALK
CANT DELIVER ON SOMETHING THE CANT DELIVER ON SOMETHING THE
AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT. AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT.
WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU ABOUT WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU ABOUT THE SYSTEM WE ARE LIVING IN? THE SYSTEM WE ARE LIVING IN? IT TELLS YOU WE USE PROFOUND IT TELLS YOU WE USE PROFOUND STRUCTURAL REFORM. STRUCTURAL REFORM.>>THANK YOU.
VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN, I BELIEVE VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN, I BELIEVE
ID SAID YOUR HEALTHCARE PLAN ID SAID YOUR HEALTHCARE PLAN
WOULD NOT COVER UNDOCUMENTED WOULD NOT COVER UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS. IMMIGRANTS.>>I BECK YOUR PARD ZBLN I
BELIEVE YOU DID NOT RAISE YOUR BELIEVE YOU DID NOT RAISE YOUR
HAND? HAND?>>NO, I DID.>>NO, I DID.>>SORRY.
SO YOU SAID THEY WOULD BE SO YOU SAID THEY WOULD BE
COVERED UNDER YOUR PLAN? COVERED UNDER YOUR PLAN?>>YES.>>YES.>>WHICH IS DIFFERENT THAN>>WHICH IS DIFFERENT THAN ObamaCare.
YOU CAN EXPLAIN THAT CHANGE IN. YOU CAN EXPLAIN THAT CHANGE IN.
>>YES, YOU CANNOT LET AS THE>>YES, YOU CANNOT LET AS THE
MAYOR SAYS PEOPLE WHO ARE SICK MAYOR SAYS PEOPLE WHO ARE SICK
NO MATTER WHERE THEY COME FROM, NO MATTER WHERE THEY COME FROM,
NO MATTER WHAT THEIR STATUS GO NO MATTER WHAT THEIR STATUS GO
UNCOVERED. UNCOVERED.
YOU CANT DO THAT ITS GOT TO BE YOU CANT DO THAT ITS GOT TO BE
TAKEN CARE OF. TAKEN CARE OF. PERIOD. PERIOD. HAVE YOU TO ITS A HUMAN THING
TO DO.OU TO ITS A HUMAN THING TO DO.
HERES THE DEEM, HES RIGHT HERES THE DEEM, HES RIGHT ABOUT THREE THINGS.
NUMBER ONE, THEY, IN FACT, NUMBER ONE, THEY, IN FACT,
CONTRIBUTE TO THE WELL-BEING OF CONTRIBUTE TO THE WELL-BEING OF
THE COUNTRY. THE COUNTRY. THEY ALSO, FOR EXAMPLE, THEYVE THEY ALSO, FOR EXAMPLE, THEYVE INCREASED THE LIFE SPAN OF INCREASED THE LIFE SPAN OF SOCIAL SECURITY BECAUSE THEY SOCIAL SECURITY BECAUSE THEY HAVE A JOB, THEYRE PAYING HAVE A JOB, THEYRE PAYING SOCIAL SECURITY TAX. SOCIAL SECURITY TAX. THATS WHAT THEYRE DOCK. THATS WHAT THEYRE DOCK. ITS INCREASED THE LIFE SPAN. ITS INCREASED THE LIFE SPAN. THEY WOULD DO THE SAME THING IN THEY WOULD DO THE SAME THING IN TERMS OF REDUCING THE OVERALL TERMS OF REDUCING THE OVERALL COSTS OF HEALTHCARE BY THEN COSTS OF HEALTHCARE BY THEN BEING ABLE BE TREATED AND NOT
WAITING TO BE AN EXTREMIST.OT WAITING TO BE AN EXTREMIST.
THE OTHER THING WE CAN DEAL WITH THE OTHER THING WE CAN DEAL WITH THE INSURANCE COMPANIES BY THE INSURANCE COMPANIES BY NUMBER ONE PUTTING INSURANCE NUMBER ONE PUTTING INSURANCE EXECUTIVES IF JAIL FOR THE EXECUTIVES IF JAIL FOR THE MISLEADING ADVERTISING, WHAT
THEYRE DOING ON OPIOIDS WHAT THEYRE DOING ON OPIOIDS WHAT
THEYRE DOING PAYING DOCTORS TO THEYRE DOING PAYING DOCTORS TO
PRESCRIBE. PRESCRIBE. WE COULD BE DOING THIS BY MAKING WE COULD BE DOING THIS BY MAKING SURE EVERYONE WHO IS ON SURE EVERYONE WHO IS ON MEDICARE, THAT THE GOVERNMENT MEDICARE, THAT THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE ABLE TO NEGOTIATE THE SHOULD BE ABLE TO NEGOTIATE THE PRICE FOR WHATEVER THE DRUG PRICE FOR WHATEVER THE DRUG COSTS ARE. COSTS ARE. WE CAN DO THIS BY MAKING SURE

27 Replies to “Health Care For Undocumented Immigrants: Where The Candidates Stand | NBC News”

  1. I was charged almost a thousand dollars this year for not having health insurance (health insurance which i couldn't afford!!!) and now we are talking about giving free health insurance to illegal aliens?! I see others around me not seeing these problems because THEY are privileged ones (funny how they are the same ones that shame others for this so called white privilege…) and i bet they weren't charged almost a thousand dollars for health insurance which they couldn't afford or I am sure they wouldn't feel the way they do…

  2. News flash: the correct term is Illegal Alien. Just think ,criminals (many, very dangerous) coming here illegally will have access to health coverage while scores of your own countrymen lay sick without help, without free health insurance. What a shame. Lets talk about our own people that dont have health insurance because they cant afford it.

  3. I looked up illegal immigrants percentage vs obesity percentage of Americans. Illegal immigrants receiving healthcare is very small compared to Healthcare costs for obesity in this country. The numbers don’t lie. To set a broken leg for a little Mexican boy is nothing compared to all the medical problems and disability for 1 obese American! 1% illegal immigrant vs 34% obese Americans. Do your own critical thinking!

  4. Time the taxpayers stop subsidizing illegals and start doing better for its own. Time universities, hospitals and businesses stop importing so many foreigners. We’re supposed to have the best colleges in the world so what could possibly be a good excuse sir sponsoring so many? Why are colleges that take federal and state money using that money to educate foreigners and illegals? More corruption and conflict if interest.

  5. The democrats want you to be able to "identify" as whatever you wish. If they get their way we'll all just "identify" as illegal immigrants to get free everything.

  6. If only 1 of them had not raised their hand, that person would have been an instant candidate.
    You can see how the 2 most out of touch people on that panel raised their hands first: Warren and Bernard Sanders.

  7. Who the duck thinks illegal immigrants are citizens of the United States and are legally registered to vote? This is an extremist position. Send the sanctuary city mayors to Alaska. They are traitors. Like Russia does with Siberia.

  8. Wow, so the Democrats are just going to tell everybody to vote for Trump? They appear to be his biggest supporter this time around.

  9. You American idiots can't even provide healthcare for your current actual citizens.
    Good luck extending your care for illegal immigrants. Europe will give you more illegal immigrants from the Iraq and Lybian war.
    You go take care of it and destroy your poor minority citizen communities.

    You want them, you can have them. See it as social humanitarian work.

  10. Really FREE HEALTHCARE HOW STUPID IS THAT… OH SURE I'LL PAY FOR MINE WHILE YOU GET YOURS FREE.. NOT HAPPENING!!
    YOU WANT TO SEE THE DNC IN ACTION TAKE A DRIVE THROUGH THE INNER CITIES AND LOOK AT ALL OF THE DECREPID HOUSES THAT ARE FALLING DOWN… FREE FOOD STAMPS FREE HEALTH CARE…. GET A JOB PLENTY OUT THERE THANKS TO MAGA!!!

  11. I would love to see the precise accounting breakdown of what illegal aliens pay in taxes as opposed to what they receive in benefits. Oh, that has already been done and, ironically, aliens pay much less than they receive regarding education, Medicaid, infrastructure, incarceration, and household welfare.

    Folks, the average cost of sending a child to school in the United States is slightly over $6,000. How many illegal aliens pay over $6,000 in taxes to send their children to school, for just one child? I would be shocked if “any” payed over $2,000 in taxes — that includes sales tax.

    According to the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) illegal immigrants pay $1 for every $4 in benefits — direct and indirect — they receive. Please save us the old, tired platitudes of how “they pay taxes, give them welfare.”

    Spend the money on a wall!

  12. What are they Attempting to do to America exactly? Most American Do Not Have Healthcare, Most Americans are In Student Loan Debt, Most Americans Work, Most Americans Are American Citizens, Most Americans live In America, Most Americans cannot Afford Housing, Most Americans Pay Tax, Most American Drive on Crap Roads with either Potholes or Tar lined Highways, Most Americans Pay a Fortune For their Housing and Car, Some Americans disagree with a Border Wall, Most American Agree to the Border wall Considering the Budget it Cost without a Border Wall, Most Americans would Like to Feel Appreciated or at the Least would like to Benefit from their Hard Work SIDE SWIPE lets Give Illegals Free Healthcare.''

  13. Illegal migrants paid $19 billion on Tax, But USA spend yearly $300 billions yearly on welfare for none citizens something is wrong hear?

  14. They are all a bunch of idiots. We shouldn’t have 11 million illegal immigrants. We should send them back. Their children can go with them. They made the choice to enter illegally. Tough sh-t

  15. I’m a teacher and fully HALF of my salary goes to health insurance premiums. I believe in charity but not stupidity!

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