Perez: Free Health Care For Illegal Aliens ‘Not a Handout’

On Fox News Sunday, DNC chairman Tom Perez defended Democrat presidential candidates’ proposal to provide free health care to illegal aliens.

“Immigrants, including undocumented immigrants, pay billions of dollars in taxes. That is the reality. Democrats believe that you should be able to buy into a health insurance system. It is not a handout,” Perez said.

“I live in a community right now where if you are a pregnant woman and you are undocumented, we provide you with access to health care because we believe that having good prenatal care is an essential health care issue, an essential issue of economics and frankly an essential issue of morality. The party of Lincoln is dead, and one of the things that died with it is compassion, and this is not a handout,” he added.