The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced on Tuesday that it has awarded $28.8 million to 67 community health centers with funds from the Obamacare health reform law.
Of that $28.8 million, “approximately $8.5 million will be used by 25 New Access Point awardees to target services to migrant and seasonal farm workers,” Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Spokeswoman Judy Andrews told CNSNews.com. HRSA is a part of HHS.
Andrews said that grant recipients will not check the immigration status of people seeking services.
“Health centers do not, as a matter of routine practice, ask about or collect data on citizenship or other matters not related to the treatment needs of the patients seeking health services at the center,” Andrews said.
Further, the grant recipients are required to serve “all residents” who walk through their doors.
So … uh … I’m guessing that South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson deserves an apology from the left? And, while you’re at it, from those on the right that rebuked him? While those of us who read the legislation knew that Wilson was correct, this new program is rock-solid proof.
And, for those who believe that Wilson breached decorum and deserved to be censured regardless of whether he was eventually proven right or wrong, answer me this: how, exactly, was what Joe Wilson did any different than how the president called out the Supreme Court regarding the Citizens United decision?
In fact, I would venture to say that what President Obama did was far, far worse. There was truth in what Joe Wilson said, whether he was right to say it or not; what Obama did was not grounded in truth, but rather in radical ideology and a perverted interpretation of the United States Constitution.