ObamaCare Gives Jobs to Foreigners


There are many good reasons for Congress to defund ObamaCare, but one surely is the sneaky, secret, underhanded plan to give ObamaCare jobs to foreigners instead of to our own citizens who need them. Rank this with one of Obama’s gross betrayals of the young people who voted for him. ObamaCare allows states to outsource some of its well-paying jobs in science and technology to foreigners who are brought into our country on H-1B visas. While most media coverage about ObamaCare has been about the exchanges, federal tax dollars pay up to 90% of the cost to upgrade state Medicaid Management Information Systems, and health care has become a very important market for outsourcing.

For example, Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn granted one of the largest contracts to Cognizant Technology, one of the top corporations using H-1B visas, to outsource jobs to H-1B contractors from India. This contract awards a $71.4 million contract that will pay salaries of up to $256,160 per year per position, plus a $200,000 taxpayer financed slush fund for travel. After all, it’s expensive for the new hires to travel from India to Springfield, Illinois. This $71.1 million contract is to upgrade Illinois’ Medicaid systems to meet the requirements of ObamaCare. Cognizant filed paperwork with the U.S. Department of Labor to hire 60 senior analysts on H-1B visas at the pay rate of $76,814 to work on this project. Cognizant is busily recruiting consultants, coders, architects, medical billing specialists, and system programmers. Cognizant’s consulting fees of up to $256,160 per person per year will replace senior state managers making $150,000 per year.

Contributing Editor, Phyllis Schlafly, is the Founder and President of Eagle Forum, a national radio show host, and a best-selling author.

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