While Joe Wilson upped his idiot factor in the past two days, running around defending himself on Hannity and elsewhere, instead of having any sort of shame, the Obama administration reiterated, under reform, illegal immigrants would not be covered.
A White House spokesman, Reid Cherlin, said that the president’s proposals would bar illegal immigrants from purchasing private insurance through the new government marketplace, known as an exchange, and that verification of immigration status would be required for anyone seeking to purchase coverage.And, as Wilson runs around shooting things out of his pie hole, "You Lie!" has become a funny.
Although Mr. Obama in his speech referred to his “plan,” the White House has not developed a written legislative health care proposal and does not intend to do so, instead relying on committees in Congress, which have drafted several versions of the bill, some running more than 1,000 pages.
Mr. Cherlin said the White House was considering various enforcement options, including the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements program, which states now use to prevent illegal immigrants from accessing government aid programs for which they are not eligible. Read the whole thing at NYT