President Obama has made it clear time and time again: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) does not confer any health benefits on undocumented immigrants. His opponents, suffice it to say, have not been entirely convinced.

Skepticism of the president's claim was infamously displayed by U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-SC, who rose from his seat during the president's 2010 State of the Union address and shouted, "You lie!" after Obama stated that the health law, which was in the works at the time, would not provide coverage to those in the country illegally.

It is very clear that the health benefits that the federal government now extends to citizens and legal residents, such as Medicaid and subsidies, to purchase insurance through the federal and state marketplace exchange, are not available to unauthorized immigrants.

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