When President Obama said health care reform would not provide health care to illegal immigrants, Congressman Joe “The Heckler” Wilson shouted “You lie!” Obama obviously wasn’t lying. No elected official would support providing health care to illegal immigrants with tax dollars.
But let’s consider this hypothetical situation (even though it’s not so hypothetical).
An illegal immigrant has a heart attack and goes to the Emergency Room. Somebody will have to pay for it. Obviously, the costs will be passed along to those who pay for health insurance — the same people who also pay taxes.