No, because they are illegal and should be deported anyway. There are U.S. citizens that actually need healthcare, medicaid, medicare, or Obamacare. These health support systems are meant for those of us that have a right to be here. I know someone might come at me and say, "Well, look here, the statue of liberty guarantees foreigners hope and freedom here in America." Immigrants have always been given a huge invite from the statue of liberty, but with proper paperwork. People also seem to not address the fact that the ILLEGAL immigrants are not paying taxes, because they are ILLEGAL. Deport.
So it seems that the con side's main argument is that we shouldn't offer healthcare because "immigrants are not paying taxes, because they are ILLEGAL." But this statement is simply not true. The 50-state analysis by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy found that roughly 8.1 million of 11.4 million undocumented immigrants who work paid more than $11.8 billion in state and local taxes in 2012, even while they were living illegally in the country. So the majority of these immigrants DO pay taxes. They pay into the system. It only makes sense that they eat the fruit that the tree bears. I might as well also address the deportation of these undocumented immigrants. What we find is that is just too hard and costly to try to deport them all. Business depend on them, economies run of them, and history shoes that immigration is always helpful to the economy in the long term.
There are thousands of jobs that cannot be filled. That is why head hunters have work. They find people to fill those jobs. A lot of these jobs are in low wage work. This work is the work that citizen do not want to do and move onward. These immigrants fill these jobs, make money, pay taxes, and stimulate the economy. Time and time again we see a influx of immigrants coming into the country, and time and time again we see resistance from the locals such as the No-Nothing party. But also time and time again, we see these immigrants end up helping the economy, and adding culture and diversity to the melting pot that is America.
Then if these immigrants are going to stay, then they need to start acting American, try to think like an American, and completely drop their own culture. They are ILLEGAL and shouldn't be here in the first place. They shouldn't have the same rights as us Americans either because we were born here and they were not.
This debate is not really about the culture of immigrants but the weather they should have healthcare. Your first argument was they don't pay taxes which is wrong. The second argument was they take jobs, which they do but the ones Americans don't want to do, and help the economy. Now the problem is culture. You seem to be moving further and further away from the issue. The main problem you seem to have is that they did not come from the conventional process we have made. The unfortunate thing is that the process takes years or even decades to get the proper paper work. For those living in poverty, fear from government, or just wanting more opportunity, America is a beacon of hope. If we want to deal with illegal immigration, we need it more desired even if there is a wait. We could offer language classes or maybe HEALTHCARE. This would really help getting people in the legal way. In conclusion, my main point is that it cost less to offer government healthcare to immigrants as hospitals have to treat regardless of insurance. There does not seem to be a big argument against this that does not just point to a different issue. I thank my opponent for this debate.