Not a Myth: Health Care Reform Would Cover Illegal Aliens

Opponents and advocates of health care reform continue to trade accusations of spreading myths and misinformation. A case in point is whether illegal immigrants would be covered. After Rep. Joe Wilson famously claimed President Obama was lying when he said they would not, factcheck.org issued this missive concluding that Obama was correct. But today, The Washington Times is out with a new report warning that, in fact, one million illegal aliens could be covered if employers are required to cover their workers. So yes, they might not be eligible for the public option or federal subsidies, as Newsweek pointed out, but they could still benefit through the employer mandate.

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