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Hillary: Illegals Should Be Able To Sign Up On Obamacare Exchanges, I Want ‘More Options’ For Them to Get Healthcare


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Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated that she supports allowing illegal immigrants to buy insurance off the exchanges set up under Obamacare, and addressed the issue of subsidies by saying this would need to “be worked out in comprehensive immigration reform. And what I do want to see, is that we have more options for undocumented people to be able to get the healthcare they need” on Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Final 5 Candidates.”

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Hillary said, “If someone can afford to pay for an insurance policy, off the exchanges, that were set up under the Affordable Care Act, I support that. … If they can afford it, they should be able to go into the marketplace and buy it. But it is not going to apply to people who are in need of subsidies in order to afford that, because the subsidies question has to be worked out in comprehensive immigration reform. And what I do want to see, is that we have more options for undocumented people to be able to get the healthcare they need. It’s not only the right and moral thing to do for them, it’s also important that we keep ourselves healthy, and public health requires that. So I’d — I see this as a two-step process.”

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