Amnesty Loophole Makes Illegal Immigrants More Cost-Effective than Native Workers
President Barack Obama’s decision to grant amnesty and work permits to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants creates a loophole that makes them $3,000 more attractive than native born and naturalized Americans, according to the Washington Times.
The loophole arises because Obama’s amnesty order prohibits the beneficiaries from buying subsidized insurance on an ObamaCare exchange. That prohibition means that employers don’t have to pay the $3,000 per employee fine the controversial health law imposes on businesses that don’t provide “affordable” health insurance. (Lack of affordability is what qualifies an employee to get a subsidy for the exchange.)
In other words, from an employer’s standpoint, hiring someone from Obama’s 5 million-strong amnesty pool means getting…[more]
This week, a federal judge in Oklahoma ruled that the IRS is violating the terms of ObamaCare by giving tax credits to people buying health plans through Healthcare.gov, the federally owned and operated insurance exchange.
The decision by Ronald A. White, a federal district judge, opens up a new front in the fight to weaken the controversial health law.
As written, the text of ObamaCare only makes subsidies – in this case tax credits – available to people purchasing health insurance on a state-based exchange. Critics of the law say that a straightforward application of the text means…