Babies born in America, who are U.S. citizens, are being denied health care. This is being done by a President and his administration who profess to be Christian and followers of Jesus. It's hard to accept the hypocricy of this President and his base. They rail against abortion and claim to be pro-life but then deny children health care.
New federal rules deem babies born in the United States to poor illegal immigrant parents no longer automatically qualify for Medicaid health coverage, a policy some doctors worry might deprive these newborns of vital preventive care. The babies are American citizens by virtue of being born in the United States, even if their parents are in the country illegally. The Bush administration's new policy requires that before these babies get Medicaid insurance, their parents must submit documentation demonstrating the infants' citizenship and apply for coverage under the program. Medicaid is a joint state-federal government health insurance program for low-income people. Previously, a child born in the United States was deemed automatically eligible for Medicaid for a year after the mother got emergency care under Medicaid for the birth. The policy, first implemented in July, is drawing criticism from some doctors and advocacy groups who worry that the new requirements could scare off illegal immigrants from seeking medical insurance for which their babies are eligible. The policy change comes amid a national debate over illegal immigration. "Since the mothers are illegal immigrants, they are not very likely to go to the Medicaid office to enroll their children because they're worried that they're going to get caught and deported," said Dr. Joh.