Warren Calls for Taxpayer-Funded 'Free' Health Care for Illegal Immigrants
2020 Democrat says 'Medicare-for-All' plan will cover all illegal aliens in America
2020 Democratic frontrunner Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has vowed that her taxpayer-funded "free" health care plan will cover everyone in America, including illegal immigrants.
Presidential candidate Warren says her "Medicare-for-All" plan covers "everyone, regardless of immigration status."
Warren made the pledge while speaking at an "El Chisme 2020" event Friday before an audience of liberal activists.
Despite being funding by tax-paying US citizens, Senator Warren says the "free" health care will be accessible to illegal aliens, whether they contribute to American society or not.
"Medicare-for-All, as I put this together, covers everyone regardless of immigration status," Warren told the crowd at the event.
"And that’s it. We get Medicare-for-All, and you don’t need the subsidies because Medicare-for-All is fully paid for, and that’s the starting place."
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The senator delivered the remarks at an event sponsored by Mijente, a "pro-Latinx" activist group.
Warren said she believes health coverage is a basic human right.
She added that granting access to illegal immigrants would help justify amnesty in the future.
"I believe health care is a basic human right, and we fight for basic human rights," she said.
"But let me tell you another reason why I do it.
"It fits with my immigration plan, and that is—my immigration plan is to put the people who are here to stay on a path to citizenship."
Warren’s health proposal is expected to cost $52 trillion over the next decade.
Warren is not the only liberal lawmaker interested in extending the entitlement to illegal immigrants in addition to all Americans, however.
"Enact Medicare-for-All," Sanders's campaign website says.
"Which will address racial and other disparities in health care and provide comprehensive care to everyone in America, regardless of immigration status."
Sanders’ plan also promises to make "public colleges and universities tuition and debt-free" for illegal immigrants.