Professor Rodolfo Rivas
July 20, 2010
There are many issues revolving around Obama’s “Health Care Plan”. The first and probably most controversial issue is who should receive healthcare? Should you and I be able to receive the same healthcare as a U.S Congressman? That is a very heated topic that will be elaborated on as this paper unfolds. Another very interesting issue that hits close to home is that of healthcare for illegal immigrants. Illegal immigrants will, under no circumstance, be allowed to receive healthcare unless they have been here for at least five years. And finally, the last issue on my agenda is that of Abortion and how it will be covered under ...view middle of the document...
Health care will not be available for illegal immigrants who have recently entered the United States. In order to receive the benefits of Healthcare, the immigrant would have to live in the United States for a minimum of five years. As one web site states, “Immigrants will continue to live and work, get sick and hurt in this country, but will not be able to get health insurance”. (about.com) While there is little help for the majority of illegal immigrants, one bill is being put together that may allow children of illegal immigrants to receive benefits via the new Health Care Plan. This remains a very difficult situation because it will be hard to monitor all the children who would receive the benefits since they are not legally bound to this country. How would you keep track of so many children? This is an on going issue that may take months, if not years to resolve.
While most of us are either pro abortion or pro life, this issue seems to follow us wherever there is debate. Recently, President Obama signed and order forbidding federal money to be used for abortion procedures. A recent news article states that, “ abortions will be covered in some new governmental health care programs for people who have been denied insurance because of pre-existing issues” (Remember I stated that along with immigrants,...