My latest column for The Week argues that the Administration will only exacerbate the problems in Obamacare if it makes immigration reform–specifically amnesty–its next cause:
As is, the foreign-born will absorb a disproportionate share of the subsidies extended by the newly-enacted health plan. If we proceed with an immigration reform that legalizes the 10-12 million illegal workers currently in the country, the number of recipients of health-care subsidies will soar, adding hugely to health reform’s future costs. Subsidies will be concentrated among the poorest – and immigrants are 50 percent more likely to be poor than natives.
Donald Rumsfeld used to joke: “If you don’t know how to solve a problem, make it bigger.” This is what the U.S. has been doing with its poverty problem since 1970, and it has not proved to be very good advice.
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