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Would ObamaCare Cover Illegal Immigrants?

Brendan thinks so.

The mechanism would be as followed: while ObamaCare has paper-prohibitions on numerous things (such as the rich getting means-tested care, and illegal-immigrants signing up for the plan), the law provides that the Internal Revenue Service share income data, but not that Homeland Security share legal residency status.

If this is true, ObamaCare contains a double-standard, holding Americans to a “trust-but-verify” standard while illegal immigrants are held to a “trust without verification” standard.

Relatedly, NPR notes that half of all illegal immigrants already have health insurance.