On September 9, 2009, while addressing Congress, President Obama told the nation that the Affordable Care Act, better known as 'Obamacare,' would not cover illegal aliens, saying: "The reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally."
However, just as the now, infamous Obama promise of "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor," has been proven to be false...it appears the this president's claim that only citizens would be eligible for taxpayer-subsidized coverage, is yet another lie.
The Spanish language section of California's Obamacare enrollment website, known as Covered California has a page entitled: "No temas si eres indocumentado/a y quieres inscribir a tu familia en un seguro médico." ("Fear not if you are undocumented and want to enroll your family in health insurance.").
Potential illegal alien applicants are assured that none of their information will ever be turned over to federal immigration authorities.
The page states:
According to the laws and implementing regulations, the information provided by individuals for coverage can not be used for purposes other than ensuring the efficient functioning of the insurance market or administration of the program, or to verify certain eligibility determinations including verification of the immigration status of these people."
Though the publicly stated policy of the Obama administration is the denial of any federal medical benefits to illegal aliens, an internal U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement memo paints a much different picture...
The memo states:
Consistent with the ACA...ICE does not use information about such individuals or members of their household that is obtained for purposes of determining eligibility for such coverage as the basis for pursuing a civil immigration enforcement action against such individuals or members of their household."
So, as millions of Americans have lost their health insurance as a direct result of the implementation of Obamacare, illegal aliens are not only being granted coverage, but are being shielded from deportation by this administration as well.
In short, it would be easier to list the things Obama has not lied about, rather than the ever-growing list of outright lies and propaganda currently coming out of the White House.