US healthcare and illegals
If a man is crying for help in front of you, would you care to call an ambulance immediately? Or would you prefer to check his papers first, and see if he is a legal immigrant?
I do not know if you have your answer, but I have mine and in my opinion, Republican Joe Wilson has deservedly received all the condemnation for his ill-mannered behavior while Barack Obama was addressing the healthcare. He accused the president of fabrication when the President said that it is false that our immigration reform would aid illegal immigrants, and concluded that those against the law will not get the benefits of reforms.
The main reason why President Obama included the case of illegal immigrants in his speech was because he felt that many voters will stand against him if they learn that his health care reform would actually help illegal immigrants in the country. And he rightly made things clear.
It is indeed true and there is no hiding the fact that some illegal immigrants will sneak through and take advantage. But the healthcare reformers wrote the language in the toughest possible way to make sure that the same does not happen.