by Tom aka Rusty Rustbelt
Health Care Thoughts: Obamacare Meets Immigration Reform
With the passage of the Senate version of immigration reform we have some details to ponder.
Illegals who become “provisional” for up to 13 years will not qualify for some Obamacare credits and subsidies.
Workers who receive “unaffordable” insurance coverage from employers will be available for Obamacare subsidies, and the employer penalized up to $3,000. Provisional aliens would not be qualified for the subsidies, which could give provisionals up to a $3,000 cost advantage over U. S. workers.
Whether this was intended or just thoughtless drafting remains to be seen.
And of course, the Senate bill is just a starting point in a long hot political debate, so this may become nothing at all.