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    July 2, 2006 -- New Federal law on citizenship proof for Medicare, spurred by Southern GOP Congressmen and Minuteman vigilantes, demonstrates the definite
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      July 2, 2006 -- New Federal law on citizenship proof for Medicare,
      spurred by Southern GOP Congressmen and Minuteman vigilantes,
      demonstrates the definite links between anti-immigration forces and
      the Ku Klux Klan. As the result of the passage of the Deficit
      Reduction Act (DRA) of 2005, those applying for or renewing their
      Medicaid coverage are required to provide "satisfactory documentary
      evidence of U.S. citizenship" in order to receive or continue their
      medical benefits. This law affects some 53 million Americans. The law
      went into effect yesterday, July 1. Accepted proofs of citizenship are
      original birth certificates, certificates of naturalization, and
      certificates of citizenship, as well as passports. However, for many
      elderly African-Americans, who were born during a time when
      African-American women who were delivering babies were not permitted
      admission to hospitals in the South, birth certificates are not
      available. Similarly, the mentally ill, homeless, transient population
      (including those who lost all their documents as a result of natural
      disasters like Hurricane Katrina), and those suffering from drug and
      alcohol addiction will be hard pressed to provide original copies of
      documents.

      There is no evidence that any widespread fraud has taken place
      involving Medicaid assistance to illegal aliens in the United States.
      A Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Inspector general's
      report issued last year found no evidence of Medicaid fraud involving
      illegal immigrants. Nevertheless, the GOP, seeking to cater to its
      racist base, chose to target poor and elderly African-Americans and a
      program on which they rely for basic medical services.

      The DRA was introduced by two GOP Georgia Representatives, Charlie
      Norwood and Nathan Deal. They hail from the same state that has
      introduced Jim Crow-like requirements that all voters provide a photo
      ID at the polling place. This is seen as a not-so-veiled attempt to
      prevent African-Americans who lack drivers' licenses from voting. Amid
      the anti-immigration xenophobia being waged by the radical Right, the
      DRA wa signed by President Bush in February. The law follows a series
      of laws drawn up by the racists ad ageists in the GOP who have
      targeted Arab-Americans and Muslims, Latinos, and now poor and elderly
      African-Americans and others who are reliant on Medicaid. It is the
      culmination of the Republican Party falling under the complete control
      of right-wing xenophobes with strong links to the KKK. (from WMR)

      tc
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