While most Americans work hard for substandard health care benefits, President Barack Obama just handed illegal immigrants health care on a silver platter.
According to Fox Business, that gift amounted to over $9 million. In fact, a new audit by the Department of Health and Human Services showed Medicare mistakenly paid $9.3 million dollars in health benefits to nearly 500 illegal immigrants back in 2013 and 2014.
As stunning as this announcement may seems it is not the first time during Obama’s two terms that illegal immigrants have received such benefits.
In 2014, HHS spent over $120 million on Medicare for illegal immigrants, according to CNS News.
“We identified $91.6 million in improper payments to unlawfully present beneficiaries in Part B during CYs 2009 through 2011,” the Inspector General said.
As if that were not enough, the federal government then tried to cover up the entire thing.
“When CMS received untimely information indicating that unlawful presence overlapped with the dates of service on previously paid Medicare claims, CMS did not notify Medicare’s contractors of this updated information, and the contractors did not detect and recoup improper payments,” the statement continued. “For the same period, we estimated $29 million in gross drug costs associated with unlawfully present beneficiaries in Part D.”
Two years later, the same thing is once again happening. The revelation comes amid much turmoil in the 2016 presidential race, especially about illegal immigration.
Donald Trump has come under fire for wanting to actually enforce American immigration law and striving to ensure only legal immigrants receive federal benefits.
There is no excuse for the federal government as to why millions of dollars are being spent on people that are not even supposed to be in the United States in the first place.