It is quite true that the proposed health bill forbids illegal aliens from receiving insurance. It is also true that the bill contains no requirement for ascertaining the illegal or legal status of a person. The bill leaves that up to some appointed bureaucrat to decide in the future. When an effort was made to include in the bill a requirement for determining status, legal or illegal, it was voted down by the majority on a party line vote. I have to suspect a tribute to the service workers union.