Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg promised an illegal immigrant on Sunday they would have taxpayer-funded health care if he was elected president.
“As you know, the Affordable Care Act, one of the many missing pieces that it has is that the exchanges are not available to the undocumented,” Buttigieg said. “I would change that, and that would be a change that would come with the ‘Medicare-for-All-Who-Want-It’ plan that I am proposing.”
Buttigieg commented taxpayer-funded health care for illegal immigrants in a political exchange with Planned Parenthood in Nevada on Sunday.
The former South Bend Mayor told the illegal immigrant he viewed her as an American, despite her illegal status.
“So, first of all, this should go without saying but it’s important to say out loud that I regard you and all DACA recipients as American as I am or anybody else is in this room,” he said.