The Department of Health and Human Services is planning to award $8.5 million to fund community health centers that will serve 'migrant workers'. However, these centers will not check the immigration status of its patients and will be required to serve everyone who walks through its doors. Health Resources and Services Administration Spokeswoman Judy Andrews told CNSNews.com, "Health centers do not, as a matter of routine practice, ask about or collect data on citizenship or other matters not related to the treatment needs of the patients seeking health services at the center."
However, in just over two years, all citizens will be paying for healthcare, and if allowed to continue, it will eventually be a single-payer system as President Obama desires. If only citizens and residents are paying for healthcare, then only citizens and residents should receive healthcare. Therefore, under the program for which these clinics are receiving funds, they should be checking immigration status.