Blackburn, Colleagues Blast Biden Admin Over Plan For Free Health Care To Illegal Immigrants

May 8, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) today led Senators Mike Lee (R-Utah), J.D. Vance (R-Ohio), and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) in a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra. The letter criticizes the Biden administration’s plan to expand Obamacare coverage to over 100,000 illegal immigrants protected under the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

In A Weak Economy, Biden Wants To Force Taxpayers To Cover Illegal Immigrants’ Health Care

“In Biden’s economy, inflation is on the rise while job growth is slowing down. Unemployment is at a two-year high, and foreign born workers are flooding the workforce. Struggling American taxpayers are already on the hook for the costs of housing and welfare for illegal immigrants. And now, with this misguided rule, President Biden is asking these same hardworking, taxpaying Americans to foot the bill for illegal immigrants’ health care. This new policy is not only unjust, it is economically unsustainable for millions of American citizens.”

The Biden Administration Is Attempting To Distract From The Border Crisis, Including Losing Track Of Over 85,000 Migrant Children

“In announcing this rule, President Biden purports to be the champion for migrant children. However, under your watch, this administration has actually lost track of over 85,000 migrant children, many of whom have been trafficked and subjected to dangerous and exploitative situations. It is clear based on your previous congressional testimony that you have no interest in locating these innocent children. Instead, your main priority—evidenced by your announcement of this health care giveaway to immigrants—is to distract from President Biden’s national security and humanitarian crisis occurring at the border.”

Click here to view the letter to Secretary Becerra.