illegal obamacareWith Obamacare enrollment tanking, Democrats need illegals to boost numbers

Obamacare enrollment is far below the numbers needed to keep the program from going bankrupt, the Congressional Budget Office reports.

So you can guess what’s happening now.  Democrats want to expand Obamacare to include illegal aliens.

The Hill reports:

Congress’s most vocal immigration reformer introduced legislation Wednesday that would extend ObamaCare to the millions of people who are in the country illegally.

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez said his bill serves both a moral and economic purpose. Invoking the recent visit of Pope Francis, the Illinois Democrat said expanding the law’s health benefits would help the nation’s most vulnerable.

“Doing unto others as you would have them do unto you means moving forward with no restrictions on which brother and sister and neighbor we think of as ‘eligible’ or ‘deserving,’ ” Gutiérrez said on the House floor.

When it was passed, Obamacare included language specifically prohibiting illegals from enrolling.

But it only takes one amendment to undo that, and Democrats are pulling the trigger.

“It gives them access to the healthcare exchanges in ObamaCare under the ordinary rules of residency in the states in which they live and makes them eligible for subsidies,” Gutiérrez crowed.

With enrollment numbers just a fraction of what Obama promised, Democrats need illegals to keep the program afloat.

In fact, numerous state Obamacare programs have already gone bankrupt and begged for federal bailouts as enrollment came nowhere close to what liberals projected.

And the federal Obamacare program is no different.

“The administration on Monday said fewer than 10 million Americans will enroll in Obamacare’s health exchanges this go-around, well short of the 13 million target congressional scorekeepers deemed critical to its economics, suggesting another rocky rollout in the law’s second year of full operation,” The Washington Times reported last November.

Giving Obamacare to illegals would rig the enrollment numbers.

“The number of enrollees is key, because if too few take part in the exchanges, the pool of customers is too small, and it could skew the economics of Obamacare, forcing insurers to raise premiums and pushing even more people to forgo coverage, choosing to pay the tax penalty instead,” the Times reported.