The Real ObamaCare Numbers

U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services disclosed that 6 million of the 8 million people who signed-up for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) will be receiving healthcare from Medicaid that is so affordable it is free. The revelation that seventy-five percent of the expansion of health insurance is Medicaid comes just 48 hours after the Department of Health and Human Services said many of the other 2 million that had “purchased” insurance on“ may have received greater subsidies than merited or were allowed to purchase plans for which they were ineligible.” Given the huge influx in border crossings, it appears ObamaCare is continuing to enroll large numbers of illegal aliens.

Registration was originally scheduled from “October 1, 2013–March 31, 2014”  But the Obama Administration announced an extension of enrollment through mid-April. During the two week period, 1.1 million people were enrolled in Medicare, according to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

But the website is still offering “ObamaCare Special Enrollment Period.” Reasonable exemptions for late registration include marriage, divorce and adoption. But a continuous Special Enrollment period is available to “An individual, who was not previously a citizen, national, or lawfully present individual gains such status.” 

Lawfully present individuals according to the Obama Administration’s Executive Order for “Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors,” commonly referred to as “DREAMers,” includes:

“Unauthorized immigrants who are under the age of 31; entered the United States before age 16; have lived continuously in the country for at least five years; have not been convicted of a felony, a “significant” misdemeanor, or three other misdemeanors; and are currently in school, graduated from high school, earned a GED, or served in the military.”

The DREAMer Executive Order has turned millions of illegal aliens into “lawfully present individuals” and is acting as a magnet for new illegal immigrants. The Houston Chronicle this week reported that the “flow” of illegal aliens from Central and South Americans through Texas “has become a torrent in the past month”that is overwhelming the Border Patrol, and the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

Unaccompanied immigrants below the age of 18 crossing the border each year averaged 6,000 to 8,000 through 2011. But after the DREAMer’s Executive Order, the number jumped up to 14,000 in 2012, almost 25,000 in 2013, and this year is expected to rise to between 60,000 and 74,000.The Obama Administration predicts by 2015 almost 130,000 undocumented minors will cross into the U.S.,according to Reuters.

Under the Secure Communities program that began in 2008, arrested people are supposed to have their immigration status checked against the Department of Homeland Security data base and their criminal record checked against FBI crime database. Since President Obama took office, the number of “Arrested Aliens Identified via Secure Communities” rose from 95,664 in 2009 to a projected 459,332 in 2013.  But the percentage of arrested aliens with criminal backgrounds that are deported has dropped from 23% when Obama signed his DREAMer Executive Order to only 15% today. Of the 1.43 million arrested under Secure Communities during Obama’s Administration, only 300,000 were deported. Those not deported may now be deemed to be legally present individuals.

When President Obama announced at his April 18th news conference that 8 million people had signed up for Obamacare,he said it was a demonstration that “This thing is working.” He added about his critics, “They said no one would sign up. They were wrong about that.”

What is working for the president under Obamacare is that 6 million people have been “signed up” for Medicaid and the number is growing every day. 

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