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Myth #6: Illegal immigrants will get free coverage

Keep OUT!

The president specifically promised the American people that ‘Obamacare’ would not cover those who are here illegally. He misled all of us.
-Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), 08/15/2011

Actually, the health care law goes out of its way to prevent benefits from going to illegal immigrants. It continues the current ban on coverage for illegal immigrants in Medicaid and extends the ban for all new benefits. Moreover, illegal immigrants won’t be able to buy coverage with their own money through the new public program called an insurance exchange.

Read more in our new memo debunking the 12 biggest myths about the Affordable Care Act.