NumbersUSA sent out the following statement to all Members of Congress, notifying them that we will score in favor the Verify First Act. The House will hold a vote on the proposed legislation tomorrow.
We applaud Rep. Lou Barletta for introducing the Verify First Act to ensure that illegal aliens cannot qualify for taxpayer-funded health insurance credits. We are grateful that the Ways and Means Committee and House Republican Leadership agreed to move this important bill forward.
The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs reported that more than $700 million in Obamacare subsidies had been paid to ineligible aliens by 2015. It would be unconscionable to leave the same ineffective verification procedures in the American Health Care Act (AHCA).
The Verify First Act simply requires the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to actually verify the citizenship or immigration status of every applicant for a credit under the AHCA before the Treasury Department issues the credit.
Hard-working Americans and legal residents already are struggling to pay for their own health care. There is simply no excuse for the Federal government to force them to subsidize health care for illegal aliens through taxpayer-funded credits.
Updated: Mon, Jun 12th 2017 @ 3:45pm EDT