State Representative Bill Mitchell (R-Forsyth) says if you want an example of why Illinois is broke, just look at the All-Kids program.
Rep. Mitchell points to a recent audit of the program by the state’s Auditor General that exposed the expansion of benefits and he says it is millions of dollars going to illegal immigrants.
The representative believes illegal immigrants are coming to Illinois because they get free health care benefits. He adds, Illinois has more people on welfare than people are working.
ALL KIDS is a remnant of disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, which provides health care coverage for children, regardless of immigration status. Undocumented enrollees are not eligible for federal Medicaid funds, so the entire cost of providing health insurance to illegal immigrants is paid for by Illinois taxpayers.