Joe Wilson Voted For Taxpayer Health Care for Illegal Immigrants
TheCameraObscura | September 12, 2009 at 02:11 pmby
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Rep. Joe Wilson made a spectacle of himself calling President Obama a "liar" when Obama said the Health Care Bill does not cover illegal immigrants. Fact checks proved Obama right. Now, it's been revealed that Joe Wilson actually voted to give illegal immigrants health care in 2003.
In 2003, Wilson voted to provide federal funds for illegal immigrants’ healthcare. The vote came on the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, which contained Sec. 1011 authorizing $250,000 annually between 2003 and 2008 for government reimbursements to hospitals who provide treatment for uninsured illegal immigrants. The program has been extended through 2009 and there is currently a bipartisan bill in Congress to make it permanent.
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