WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator JD Vance (R-OH) and Representative Josh Brecheen (R-OK) sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra calling on him to abandon plans to use taxpayer dollars to provide healthcare to illegal aliens. The Senators wrote in response to a recently proposed HHS rule which would provide Medicaid, CHIP, and Affordable Care Act Marketplace access to illegal aliens in the United States. The rule, if enacted, would cost taxpayers over $100 million in 2024 alone.
The letter reads, in part:
“It is not in Americans’ interest to have the federal government use taxpayer dollars to provide health care to illegal aliens as their government fails to enforce existing immigration law against those same individuals. We urge you to abandon the proposed rule and not expand the definition of “lawfully present.” It is time for the federal government to prioritize Americans’ interests, and prioritizing health insurance coverage for American citizens and those here legally would be a strong start.”
Read the full letter here and below. Read more from the Daily Caller.
Senate cosigners of the letter include: Senator JD Vance (R-OH) and Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO).
House cosigners of the letter include: Rep. Josh Brecheen (R-OK), Rep. Bob Good (R-VA), Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT), Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO), Rep. Eli Crane (R-AZ), Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX), Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI), Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-WI), and Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA).