Aliens Get Healthcare, Citizens Do Not – A Quirk – Unintended Consequences? No It’s the Obama Agenda: Impeach John Roberts

The AP calls it an ObamaCare “quirk…unintended consequences.” I call it the Obama agenda of grinding down America. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer recently made news when she opted-in for a greatly expanded Medicaid under ObamaCare (which will eventually bankrupt the state – my words, not hers).


“If Arizona does not expand, for poor Arizonans below (the federal poverty line), only legal immigrants, but not citizens, would be eligible for subsidies,” the documents said.


Now here is something else we can lay squarely on the shoulders of Supreme Court Justice John Roberts:

Starting Jan. 1, 2014, the health care law will offer health insurance to millions of people now uninsured. Middle-class uninsured people will be able to get taxpayer-subsidized private policies through new markets called exchanges. Low-income uninsured people will be steered to Medicaid, a government program jointly funded by Washington and the states.

Under previous laws, legal immigrants have to wait five years to qualify for Medicaid. Ng’andu said Hispanic advocacy groups wanted to lift that restriction during the 2009 congressional health care debate, but couldn’t get political support. The Medicaid waiting period remained in place, but a compromise was reached that would allow low-income legal immigrants to get subsidized private coverage in the new health insurance exchanges.

The health care law expanded Medicaid to cover millions of low-income adults who are ineligible under current rules. As written, the law assumed that every state would accept the Medicaid expansion, with Washington paying for most of it. So the law stipulated that people below the federal poverty line — $11, 170 for a single person, $23,050 for a family of four — could not get subsidies for private coverage in the exchanges. Medicaid was to be their only option.

Legal immigrants here for less than five years remained an exception.

Along came the Supreme Court. It upheld Obama’s law, but ruled that states were free to accept or reject the Medicaid expansion. The court did not touch the issue of coverage for legal immigrants in the health insurance exchanges. That provision remained in place.

And that’s how the immigration glitch came to be. Poor people in a state that turns down Obama’s Medicaid expansion can only get government subsidized coverage if they are legal immigrants. U.S. citizens are out of luck. 

America changed forever with Justice John Roberts’ decision on the legality of ObamaCare. Today he enjoys the public adoration of Liberals in Washington, D.C. I bet he drinks Cosmos. He should carry the shame to his grave (and no, I’m not wishing him dead).

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  • If you have time, could I get this cross posted? Awesome piece

    • Susan. Done. I sent an email, thinking your request was email and just now noticed that it’s not.

  • Roberts was supposed to rule on a couple broad Constitutional issues, I’m not sure this qualifies. By allowing the states not to participate, he added a load of costs onto the bill the government has no way to pay for. Obamacare will die under it’s own weight as a result.. It would have been a hell of a lot easier if he’d simply ruled it Unconstitutional

    since it:

    Drastically infringes on personal liberty by requiring people purchase a product as a condition of citizenship

    It tramples the Enumerated Powers Clause..

    He had to rewrite the definitions of both penalty and tax and tax to even squeeze into his own flawed interpretation of the Constitution. In order to do so he took it upon himself to assume the 500 or so lawyers who make up the vast majority of Congress didn’t know the difference between the two words.

    The Constitution Requires that all Appropriation Bills, Tax Laws originate in the House of Representatives.. The version of Obamacare that passed originated in the Senate, The House never even officially voted on it- They voted to “Deem” they’d passed it. So when Roberts decided it was a tax he inadvertently made it an illegal law. When I mentioned that to Publius, she said since Roberts was a lawless Judge, he’d just “Deem’ the law originated in the House.

    She went on to point out that based on what Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist 81 there are more than reasonable grounds to impeach all five justices who voted to uphold Obamacare.

    • Grumpy, I don’t believe he knew the “unintended consequences.” Had he, surely he would have found another way to please his Liberal friends. There is no doubt he changed his mind with his vote, in the last days. By not ruling it unconstitutional, he still gets invites to the cocktail parties, and the president won’t scold him the State of the Union. Apparently that’s all a very big deal for him. Shameful.

  • jtb120381

    Why not wish he was dead? He is a liar and a thief and has caused great pain on this country. His sin effects everyone.

    • jtb120381, no I would never wish that. I don’t know how he will receive his justice, but he will. I do wish he would be impeached.

  • Clafoutis

    Lame Cherry offers some food for thought:

    ” . . . It is the New York law that is the juggernaut in this. Remember full that this blog exposed that Chief Justice John Roberts was flipped on Obamacare through blackmail concerning those purchased Nazi latinos he adopted? This blog has alone been stating the scenario is, that as Obamacare, John Roberts is the treacherous vote which is going to make all crimes Obama as the law of the land.
    Obama has told you that he does not need Congress and will act. His slight of hand is executive orders he knows the appeals courts will shut down. Eric Holder already has this gun control fast tracked along with the illegals legalized, directly to the Supreme Court.

    John Roberts is going to be the 5 to 4 vote making certain that New York’s overthrow of the Second Amendment and the California legalization of legals as full American citizens will be the law of America, which will never be overturned. . .”

  • bastiches

    Both links are broken.

    • bastiches, my apologies. I’ve fixed it. Both links linked to the AP article, which is all over the web. For some reason, the Daily Herald has taken theirs down. I selected them because they are in Chicago. Perhaps pressure was applied.

  • I have a dear friend whose wife has been totally disabled for over 20 years yet ineligible for Social Security Disability because she didn’t work enough quarters before the health catastrophe struck. Now this couple has reached the point that they need Medicaid coverage. They can’t get it! But immigrants can!

    A society without justice is not a just society.