Romney's MA health care plan was open to illegal immigrants
This is exactly what Perry was looking for:
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney sharply criticizes public aid for illegal immigrants. But a healthcare law he signed as governor of Massachusetts in 2006 allows some to get free medical care, called Health Safety Net.
Uninsured, poor immigrants can walk into a health clinic or hospital in the state and get publicly subsidized care at virtually no cost to them, regardless of their immigration status.
The program, widely supported in Massachusetts, drew little attention when Romney signed the trailblazing healthcare law. But now it could prove problematic for the Republican presidential hopeful, who has been attacking Texas Gov. Rick Perry for supporting educational aid for children of undocumented immigrants in Texas.
"We have to turn off the magnet of extraordinary government benefits," Romney said at the recent Fox News-Google debate in Florida.
Of course, this was the issue that Joe Wilson screamed "You Lie!" at President Obama regarding (and Obama wasn't lying) and now the GOP are going to nominate a guy that did just that.
The next debate on the 9th of Nov. should be interesting.
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