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HEALTHCARE PLANS THAT YOU HAVE
PROPOSED IN ONE FORM OR ANOTHER. PROPOSED IN ONE FORM OR ANOTHER.
THIS IS A SHOW OF HANDS THIS IS A SHOW OF HANDS QUESTION. QUESTION. HOLD THEM UP FOR A MOMENT SO
PEOPLE CAN SEE.R A MOMENT SO PEOPLE CAN SEE.
RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOUR RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOUR
GOVERNMENT PLAN WOULD PROVIDE GOVERNMENT PLAN WOULD PROVIDE
COVERAGE FOR UNDOCUMENTED COVERAGE FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS? IMMIGRANTS? OKAY. OKAY. LET ME START WITH YOU, MAYOR LET ME START WITH YOU, MAYOR BUTE GIG. BUTE GIG. WHY? WHY?>>MAYOR BUTE GIG, WHY?
>>BECAUSE OUR COUNTRY IS>>BECAUSE OUR COUNTRY IS
HEALTHIER WHEN EVERYBODY IS HEALTHIER WHEN EVERYBODY IS
HEALTHIER. HEALTHIER.
AND REMEMBER, WERE TALKING AND REMEMBER, WERE TALKING
ABOUT SOMETHING, PEOPLE ARE ABOUT SOMETHING, PEOPLE ARE
GIVEN A CHANCE TO BUY INTO. GIVEN A CHANCE TO BUY INTO.
IN THE SAME WAY THERE ARE IN THE SAME WAY THERE ARE UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS IN MY
COMMUNITY, WHO PAY.ANTS IN MY COMMUNITY, WHO PAY.
THEY PAY SALES TAXES. THEY PAY SALES TAXES.
THEY PAY PROPERTY TAXES DIRECTLY THEY PAY PROPERTY TAXES DIRECTLY
OR INDIRECTLY. OR INDIRECTLY.
THIS IS NOT ABOUT A HANDOUT. THIS IS NOT ABOUT A HANDOUT.
THIS IS AN INSURANCE PROGRAM. THIS IS AN INSURANCE PROGRAM.
AND WE DO OURSELVES NO FAVOR BY AND WE DO OURSELVES NO FAVOR BY
HAVING 11 MILLION UNDOCUMENTED HAVING 11 MILLION UNDOCUMENTED
PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY BE UNABLE PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY BE UNABLE
TO ACCESS HEALTHCARE. TO ACCESS HEALTHCARE.
OF COURSE, THE REAL PROBLEM IS OF COURSE, THE REAL PROBLEM IS
WE SHOULDNT HAVE 11 MILLION WE SHOULDNT HAVE 11 MILLION
UNDOCUMENTED PEOPLE WITH NO UNDOCUMENTED PEOPLE WITH NO
PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP. PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP.
IT MAKES NO SENSE. IT MAKES NO SENSE.
AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE — THE AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE — THE
AMERICAN PEOPLE AGREE ON WHAT TO AMERICAN PEOPLE AGREE ON WHAT TO
DO. DO.
THIS IS A CRAZY THING. THIS IS A CRAZY THING. IF LEADERSHIP CONSISTS OF
FORMING A CONSENSUS AROUND A FORMING A CONSENSUS AROUND A
DIVISIVE ISSUE, THIS WHITE HOUSE DIVISIVE ISSUE, THIS WHITE HOUSE
HAS DIVIDE US AROUND A CONSENSUS HAS DIVIDE US AROUND A CONSENSUS
ISSUE. ISSUE.
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT A THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT A PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP, WE NEED PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP, WE NEED TO CLEAN UP THE LAWLESSNESS TO CLEAN UP THE LAWLESSNESS SYSTEM.
AS A PART OF A COMPROMISE, WALK AS A PART OF A COMPROMISE, WALK
CANT DELIVER ON SOMETHING THE CANT DELIVER ON SOMETHING THE
AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT. AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT.
WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU ABOUT WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU ABOUT THE SYSTEM WE ARE LIVING IN? THE SYSTEM WE ARE LIVING IN? IT TELLS YOU WE USE PROFOUND IT TELLS YOU WE USE PROFOUND STRUCTURAL REFORM. STRUCTURAL REFORM.>>THANK YOU.
VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN, I BELIEVE VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN, I BELIEVE
ID SAID YOUR HEALTHCARE PLAN ID SAID YOUR HEALTHCARE PLAN
WOULD NOT COVER UNDOCUMENTED WOULD NOT COVER UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS. IMMIGRANTS.>>I BECK YOUR PARD ZBLN I
BELIEVE YOU DID NOT RAISE YOUR BELIEVE YOU DID NOT RAISE YOUR
HAND? HAND?>>NO, I DID.>>NO, I DID.>>SORRY.
SO YOU SAID THEY WOULD BE SO YOU SAID THEY WOULD BE
COVERED UNDER YOUR PLAN? COVERED UNDER YOUR PLAN?>>YES.>>YES.>>WHICH IS DIFFERENT THAN>>WHICH IS DIFFERENT THAN ObamaCare.
YOU CAN EXPLAIN THAT CHANGE IN. YOU CAN EXPLAIN THAT CHANGE IN.
>>YES, YOU CANNOT LET AS THE>>YES, YOU CANNOT LET AS THE
MAYOR SAYS PEOPLE WHO ARE SICK MAYOR SAYS PEOPLE WHO ARE SICK
NO MATTER WHERE THEY COME FROM, NO MATTER WHERE THEY COME FROM,
NO MATTER WHAT THEIR STATUS GO NO MATTER WHAT THEIR STATUS GO
UNCOVERED. UNCOVERED.
YOU CANT DO THAT ITS GOT TO BE YOU CANT DO THAT ITS GOT TO BE
TAKEN CARE OF. TAKEN CARE OF. PERIOD. PERIOD. HAVE YOU TO ITS A HUMAN THING
TO DO.OU TO ITS A HUMAN THING TO DO.
HERES THE DEEM, HES RIGHT HERES THE DEEM, HES RIGHT ABOUT THREE THINGS.
NUMBER ONE, THEY, IN FACT, NUMBER ONE, THEY, IN FACT,
CONTRIBUTE TO THE WELL-BEING OF CONTRIBUTE TO THE WELL-BEING OF
THE COUNTRY. THE COUNTRY. THEY ALSO, FOR EXAMPLE, THEYVE THEY ALSO, FOR EXAMPLE, THEYVE INCREASED THE LIFE SPAN OF INCREASED THE LIFE SPAN OF SOCIAL SECURITY BECAUSE THEY SOCIAL SECURITY BECAUSE THEY HAVE A JOB, THEYRE PAYING HAVE A JOB, THEYRE PAYING SOCIAL SECURITY TAX. SOCIAL SECURITY TAX. THATS WHAT THEYRE DOCK. THATS WHAT THEYRE DOCK. ITS INCREASED THE LIFE SPAN. ITS INCREASED THE LIFE SPAN. THEY WOULD DO THE SAME THING IN THEY WOULD DO THE SAME THING IN TERMS OF REDUCING THE OVERALL TERMS OF REDUCING THE OVERALL COSTS OF HEALTHCARE BY THEN COSTS OF HEALTHCARE BY THEN BEING ABLE BE TREATED AND NOT
WAITING TO BE AN EXTREMIST.OT WAITING TO BE AN EXTREMIST.
THE OTHER THING WE CAN DEAL WITH THE OTHER THING WE CAN DEAL WITH THE INSURANCE COMPANIES BY THE INSURANCE COMPANIES BY NUMBER ONE PUTTING INSURANCE NUMBER ONE PUTTING INSURANCE EXECUTIVES IF JAIL FOR THE EXECUTIVES IF JAIL FOR THE MISLEADING ADVERTISING, WHAT
THEYRE DOING ON OPIOIDS WHAT THEYRE DOING ON OPIOIDS WHAT
THEYRE DOING PAYING DOCTORS TO THEYRE DOING PAYING DOCTORS TO
PRESCRIBE. PRESCRIBE. WE COULD BE DOING THIS BY MAKING WE COULD BE DOING THIS BY MAKING SURE EVERYONE WHO IS ON SURE EVERYONE WHO IS ON MEDICARE, THAT THE GOVERNMENT MEDICARE, THAT THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE ABLE TO NEGOTIATE THE SHOULD BE ABLE TO NEGOTIATE THE PRICE FOR WHATEVER THE DRUG PRICE FOR WHATEVER THE DRUG COSTS ARE. COSTS ARE. WE CAN DO THIS BY MAKING SURE

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  1. Democrats sure know how to lose an election. Give we don't even have healthcare for Americans this was premature to say the least. Secondly, good luck funding that. Support open boards and provide free healthcare? Why don't you just give illegal immigrants 50K at the border. Do these candidates not understand how incentives work?

  2. As a lifelong Democrat, I just registered Republican for the first time. It's time that we take our country back from these lunatics.

  3. This right here is the democrats handing trump the election.

    They do not care for the citizens of this country and are virtue signaling at the expense of US tax payers.

  4. There is no such thing as an undocumented immigrant. Illegal Alien is the correct term according to the United States Department of Justice. Very confusing for actual immigrants who consider themselves (and are) American citizens. Politically correct BS should never be part of an important presidential debate.

  5. This level of stupidity is suicidally foolish, in two ways actually. The first is for the country, if such policies were to ever be implemented. The second and much more positive way is politically for the dem candidate, because this sort of nonsense is wildly unpopular with voters.

    Why can't these guys realize that "woke" Twitter does not represent the majority of people on the right or the left?

  6. Questions for Democrats: Why Democrats are so opposed to having a citizenship question? Why are they opposed to securing the border? Why are they opposed to voter ID laws ? Why are they opposed to the wall when it has been proven to be effective where we have it? Why do Democrats want to fine American Citizens 1,000s Of dollars for not having healthcare (Obamacare), but want to give it to illegal aliens at taxpayer expense ?

  7. Undocumemted means their working under the table ie not having a green card taxpayer id of any kind shape or form working for cash money at a cut rate

  8. Those sales taxes and property taxes wouldn't pay for their own health care what about the American citizens who don't have free healthcare it's all f**** handout the only difference is you're doing it with my f**** money

  9. Your father went through a Port of entry it didn't cross the border illegally there's a big difference stupid

  10. that piece of s*** Baden neglected to mention that social security would need saving if they wouldn't have stolen the f**** money out of it and used it to create Medicare and then stole the money out of Medicare to pay for Obamacare

  11. Who the heck are the people clapping and cheering??? Is this what Americans want? The comments here show that's not what Americans want. Strange world we live in.

  12. I love how she called out Joe Biden on the issue so he can't back track. I also love how the dude says they want a fast track to citizenship. News flash: the illegals won't want to become citizens and possibly lose their healthcare.

  13. And people wonder why so many are abandoning the Democratic Party. Yes, let’s give health care to the people who broke our immigration laws; after all, everyone knows that the best way to enforce the law is to reward those who broke it. Shameful.

  14. I came to this country legally and nobody gave me free health care. These people shouldn’t be here, they are braking the law by crossing the border illegally and you all fools want to reword them for that? How many illegals live on your street or in your house? You fools should protect this country and it’s citizens, I hope nobody going to vote for you losers.

  15. Who is dumb enough to vote for a democrat……..if illegals voted Republican there would be a 300 feet tall..wall… the plan is to make the taxpayers buy votes for Democrats….duhhh

  16. Diversity is a country Destroyer so many different races of people in a country all of them speaking different languages everybody segregates themselves

  17. Just think about this for a minute comprehensive healthcare for a group of people that are breaking federal law being here the Democrat Party sucks

  18. So let’s get this straight, one can sneak across the border from MX and then get government housing, education, WIC and free healthcare. Meanwhile, under Obamacare, American citizens get penalized for NOT having health insurance.

    The Democrats are consistently ruining this country with their policies. Look at what’s happening in the democrat run cities of LA and SF. California has 30% of the nation’s homeless population. Now LA is experiencing typhoid fever, tuberculosis and typhus not seen in DECADES. These diseases are caused by the very unsanitary conditions.

    Governor Newsom earmarked $80m for free healthcare for illegal immigrants. This is how they stay in power. However there is a push to recall Newsom so all Californians…. go to change.org and sign the petition to recall Gavin Newsom

  19. The real question should be why are illegal immigrants even working in the country? Don't you need a social security number to be able to work? Is it even legal to hire illegal immigrants?

  20. 800th comment
    #Trump2020 healthcare for Americans citizens of all ages genders and colors. NO to illegal immigrants receiving free healthcare. Medicare for Americans, deportation for illegals. And the supreme court ruled on the border wall. And guess what? They ruled in favor of it. Once again cry baby leftists are not happy we are taking our country back from anti human globalists and phedophiles.

  21. I can't believe this actually happened. They handed Trump the next election on a silver platter. You can't go back after supporting this.

  22. Wow! Rahm Emanuel Warns Democrats Their Open Borders, Free Health Care for Illegals Agenda Is Crazy Stupid (VIDEO)
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/

  23. Wow! Rahm Emanuel Warns Democrats Their Open Borders, Free Health Care for Illegals Agenda Is Crazy Stupid (VIDEO)
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/

  24. Wow! Rahm Emanuel Warns Democrats Their Open Borders, Free Health Care for Illegals Agenda Is Crazy Stupid (VIDEO)
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/

  25. If I was a Democrat, everyone on that debate stage would have lost any chances of me voting for them after raising their hands.

  26. Democrats are willing to give away our tax money to criminals just to get votes.  Liberals are pathetic.

  27. That's why some Americans come in our country for surgeries and other medical operations.
    And this dumbs are talking abound giving free healthcare for illegal immigrants.

  28. Some times I wonder, if I were to move to Mexico and I got sick would they pay for my healthcare over their own citizens??

  29. I support “free” healthcare for US citizens. I definitely do not support free healthcare for illegal aliens.

  30. The Radical, Anti American, Socialist, Racists just admitted they care more about illegals than the citizens of this country.

  31. It's even more disturbing all the applause that occurred from the audience after they all raised their hands. Obviously a bunch of Soros' employees in the audience. Nobody I know or meet thinks this is a good idea.

  32. well ummm see the truth of the matter is we are still crying over losing 2016, and POTUS calls us names that makes our butt hurt. soooo, since he is for removing illegals, we automatically want to keep them here, for no other reason than that. Anything POTUS is for, we are against. we dindu nuffins

  33. You’re being replaced white man. The republicans only want it legally. The democrats don’t care if it’s done illegally.

  34. THEY GET HURT OR SICK LET THEM DIE ITS THE CHRISTIAN THING TO DO……WWJD? PUT A BULLET IN THEIR HEAD THAT'S WHAT

  35. US will offer Medical asylum for the entire world. The world will export cancer and heart patients to the US by the millions. Hospitals will go bankrupt. Practitioners will abandon the profession. Venezuela ll is coming to the US.

  36. Can US citizens renounce their citizenship and wait a period of time and then show up at the border and request asylum?

  37. WTF Obama and Clinton wanted to get rid of Illegals!!! Illegals shouldn't be here in the first place . Watch Trumps doing and saying exactly what Obama and Bill Clinton did
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBOdt30ABJE

  38. Democrats don’t care about rule of law. Will say and do anything to get elected. Vets come first as well as citizens, everyone else last

  39. Raise your hand if you would be fine with having all the undocumented immigrants sent to your home state where you could provide free healthcare, free college, and anything else you want to provide.

  40. I HATE TO SAY THIS BUT only in our country a debate like this can be seen. I have travelled quite a bit and NOWHERE I went was I ever denied health care. IN THE MOMENT WHEN a human being comes to a hospital or similar asking for health care, you first give it to him/her, and later ask questions. I CAN AGREE WITH TRUMP'S WALL though. We now have an invasion b/c Dems denied Trump the necessary funds for the wall. Paying for illegal's health care will cost much more in the long run than paying for the wall. The Invasion must be stopped, then we'll be fine–An Independent RN(Registered Nurse).

  41. Why should illegals get free healthcare (or anything free) when many working US citizens forgo health care because they cannot afford them? It seems that in this country, you are screwed if you work and do things legally.
    There are procedures in place for how to migrate to this country. Why have rules if it is okay not to follow them?

  42. They care MORE for people who are not even suppose to be here…..I hope their health care plans extends to those who need it in Africa.

  43. this is an idiotic plan. Undocumented Immigrants are not limited to latinos and can include ANYBODY in the U.S. That means if I am a millionaire Nigerian and I don't want to pay my medical bills, all I have to do is come to America and the taxpayers will pick up the tab even if I am not a citizen. If I am a brit with aids, Americas just picked up my treatment tab. Canadians now only lhave to cross the border and Americans will cover their medical bills.You get the picture. Once you enter the american border illegally or illegally, the taxpayers will ick up the tab for all your medical needs. What a fking country. But a bunch or morons running for president.

  44. Absolutely NOT. They steal our jobs, keep our paychecks low. And NOW you want to give them free healthcare of which >I< have to pay for… ? I don't F*cking THINK SO. I guess I'll be voting for Orange Man Bad again. You F*cking as*holes just will NOT listen to the American people.

  45. Because you all will NOT fix income equality, Americans do NOT want to pay for Illegal Aliens. We cannot afford it. Americans are suffering because of low wages, high living costs, and you want to take MORE money from us. No F*cking way. There's something severely wrong with the news channels and the candidates for pushing this. Americans do NOT want to do this. PERIOD.

  46. D e s p e r a t i o n right there! We have thousands of homeless Veterans. Are we really concerned with illegals? unbelievable

  47. This party has screwed up priorities. The most violent, crime written cities are ran by Democrats. They have no solutions. All they want is your vote. Especially the black vote

  48. This is crazy. I'm 49 and I never dreamed in my life time they would give Illgeals healthcare benefits. Yes illgeals not this BS undocumented worker.

  49. If the Democrats win I will denounce my American citizenship and then come into the country Illgealy and get free healthcare with all social services. What a joke.

  50. 0:28 Democrat Candidates forgot to mention that Total government expenditures on illegal immigration totals $135 billion annually. Total tax contributions by illegal immigrants totals $19 billion annually.

    The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on United States Taxpayers. https://www.fairus.org/issue/publications-resources/fiscal-burden-illegal-immigration-united-states-taxpayers

  51. I was charged almost a thousand dollars this year for not having health insurance (health insurance which i couldn't afford!!!) and now we are talking about giving free health insurance to illegal aliens?! I see others around me not seeing these problems because THEY are privileged ones (funny how they are the same ones that shame others for this so called white privilege…) and i bet they weren't charged almost a thousand dollars for health insurance which they couldn't afford or I am sure they wouldn't feel the way they do…

  52. News flash: the correct term is Illegal Alien. Just think ,criminals (many, very dangerous) coming here illegally will have access to health coverage while scores of your own countrymen lay sick without help, without free health insurance. What a shame. Lets talk about our own people that dont have health insurance because they cant afford it.

  53. I looked up illegal immigrants percentage vs obesity percentage of Americans. Illegal immigrants receiving healthcare is very small compared to Healthcare costs for obesity in this country. The numbers don’t lie. To set a broken leg for a little Mexican boy is nothing compared to all the medical problems and disability for 1 obese American! 1% illegal immigrant vs 34% obese Americans. Do your own critical thinking!

  54. Time the taxpayers stop subsidizing illegals and start doing better for its own. Time universities, hospitals and businesses stop importing so many foreigners. We’re supposed to have the best colleges in the world so what could possibly be a good excuse sir sponsoring so many? Why are colleges that take federal and state money using that money to educate foreigners and illegals? More corruption and conflict if interest.

  55. The democrats want you to be able to "identify" as whatever you wish. If they get their way we'll all just "identify" as illegal immigrants to get free everything.

  56. If only 1 of them had not raised their hand, that person would have been an instant candidate.
    You can see how the 2 most out of touch people on that panel raised their hands first: Warren and Bernard Sanders.

  57. Who the duck thinks illegal immigrants are citizens of the United States and are legally registered to vote? This is an extremist position. Send the sanctuary city mayors to Alaska. They are traitors. Like Russia does with Siberia.

  58. Wow, so the Democrats are just going to tell everybody to vote for Trump? They appear to be his biggest supporter this time around.

  59. You American idiots can't even provide healthcare for your current actual citizens.
    Good luck extending your care for illegal immigrants. Europe will give you more illegal immigrants from the Iraq and Lybian war.
    You go take care of it and destroy your poor minority citizen communities.

    You want them, you can have them. See it as social humanitarian work.

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