Rep. Buck Introduces ‘No Federal Tax Dollars for Illegal Aliens Health Insurance Act’

On Tuesday, U.S. Representative Ken Buck (CO-04), along with Reps. Lauren Boebert (CO-03) and Doug Lamborn (CO-05), introduced the “No Federal Tax Dollars for Illegal Aliens Health Insurance Act”, a bill to prohibit the use of federal funds to subsidize illegal immigrants’ health care. This bill is a direct response to the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Treasury’s approval of Colorado’s Section 1332 State Innovation Waiver Amendment.

“Instead of using section 1332 waivers as originally intended, to grant states flexibility to implement innovative health care solutions, Democrats are using the waiver program to make federally funded health insurance a reality for illegal aliens,” said Representative Buck. “This is a slap in the face to American taxpayers who get up, go to work, and are fighting to survive amidst 9.1% Bidenflation. The needs of the American people should come first, not last.”


“It is alarming that the Biden Administration would disregard the intent of section 1332 of the ACA and allow the state of Colorado to misuse this program to fund healthcare for illegal aliens. Subsidizing healthcare for illegal immigrants is unlawful and serves as a slap in the face to hard-working American taxpayers,” said Representative Lamborn. “During a time when inflation is up over 9% and drugs and criminals are coming across our Southern border in record numbers, we should not be incentivizing illegal immigration. I thank Congressman Buck for his leadership on this critical issue and hope President Biden reconsiders this terrible decision.”

“Leave it to the radical Leftists in Denver to find new ways to put illegal aliens before law-abiding Coloradans. This latest move by Denver Democrats puts America last, further incentivizes illegal immigration at our southern border, and manipulates the Affordable Care Act so that bureaucrats can use your tax dollars on healthcare for illegal immigrants,” said Representative Boebert.

“Families in Eastern Washington and across the country are struggling to make ends meet thanks to record high inflation and President Biden’s energy crisis that is driving costs through the roof,” said Energy & Commerce Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers. “At the same time, this administration is signing off on state plans, similar to the one submitted by Governor Inslee, to use taxes from hardworking Americans to pay for the health insurance of undocumented immigrants. This is wrong, and I support this legislation to stop this unfair practice.”

Full text of the bill may be found HERE.

Author: Press Release

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