GOP Roadblocks Healthcare For Illegals

The political situation within the United States has reached new and increasing levels of tension, polarization and controversy as of late. At the southern border, many experts have estimated that in just three years of the Biden administration’s control of the executive branch of the federal government that over five and a half million illegal migrants have entered the country. Early in his presidency, Biden and his administration rescinded many of the former president Donald Trump’s border policies and a huge surge in illegal migration occurred following these decisions. One policy, known as the “remain in Mexico” policy, had been quite effective in keeping illegal migrants out of the nation and required them to remain in Mexico before asylum claims could be verified. Many people with malicious intent, including human traffickers, narcotics smugglers, and even individuals on the terrorist watch list have taken advantage of these new policies at the border and used them to benefit themselves and harm thousands of others.

While traditionally, progressively run (or “blue”) states have often been more likely to promote political agendas and enact legislation in support of assistance and aid to foreign migrants who entered the nation illegally, it appears that in recent times even “red” states have been fostering policies to help those who broke the law and entered the country illegally at the expense of legal American citizens. The state of Utah recently passed legislation within the legislature that has stated that healthcare benefits will now be provided for free to the children of illegal migrants.

The senator Bill Cassidy recently introduced a piece of legislation that would prevent federal funds from being appropriated by states for the purpose of providing health benefits to illegal migrants. The act was titled the “Protect Medicaid Act” and would prevent federal Medicaid funds from going towards “administrative costs of health benefits” for illegals. Other sponsors include Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, and John Barrasso (Wyoming).