Trump Suspends Entry Of Immigrants Who Cannot Pay For Healthcare

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed a proclamation suspending entry of immigrants who will not be covered by health insurance within 30 days of entering the United States or do not have the means to pay for their healthcare costs themselves.

The proclamation, issued by the White House, said it would not affect any individual’s eligibility for asylum or refugee status. The measure will take effect on Nov. 3, it said.

Trump has made cutting legal and illegal immigration a centerpiece of his presidency. The Trump administration said last month that it planned to allow only 18,000 refugees to resettle in the United States in the 2020 fiscal year, the lowest number in the history of the modern refugee program.

“While our healthcare system grapples with the challenges caused by uncompensated care, the United States Government is making the problem worse by admitting thousands of aliens who have not demonstrated any ability to pay for their healthcare costs,” Trump said in the proclamation.

He said the suspension applied only to people seeking to enter the United States with an immigrant visa.

The document listed the types of insurance considered approved, such as employer-sponsored plans and the Medicare program for the elderly.

But it said for people over the age of 18, coverage under the Medicaid program for the poor is not approved.

 

via thefederalistpapers

11 comments

  1. Thank you President Trump. Imagine what he could do if he had no demoRats blocking everything he does. He really does put Americans first.

    1. If the Dims have their way and open the borders and give health care to all, every diseased person on the planet will be coming here to make us pay for their care and cure. Enough! Thank you Pres. Trump!

  2. I agree. Unless they can work and not expect all these freebies democrats want then keep them out of US. We need to take care of Americans first! Especially our vets and homeless.
    Then we need to get all freeloaders off welfare and other programs that don’t expect them to work.

  3. COMMON SENSE. At last a Leader with COMMON SENSE.

    USA is $22 trillion in the hole of debt. WE CANNOT AFFORD TO BE SANTA CLAUSE to people coming here ILLEGALLY.
    We cannot afford to provide free healthcare for Americans LEGALLY HERE. We damn sure cannot give it away.

  4. it is about time for someone to do something about the problem. If congress wont do it then Trump did it Hurray for Trump the only one that had the backbone to do it. now we need to deport all illegals including the so called dreamers

  5. President Trump is doing the right thing. What the hell. These people want everything for free and really dont care about America. Close the borders completely. The democraps just want the vote. Illegals should not vote and no right to benefits. Take care of our homeless citizens and vets. God bless America. Go Trump 2020!!!!

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