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robinruel | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 6, 2009 at 12:20 PM via web

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I need help with a thesis statement on why I do not want healthcare coverage for illegal aliens.  This is a documented essay.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted November 6, 2009 at 12:27 PM (Answer #1)

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Of course, your thesis statement is going to depend heavily on the argument that you plan to make. Since I don't know what your main point or points will be, it's hard to know what sort of a thesis statement to suggest.

If I were writing this essay and taking the side you are, my thesis statement would be something like this:

"Health care in America is extremely expensive. Many Americans have a hard time affording health care and many businesses are unable to provide it for their employees. Given that medical care costs so much, it is wrong for taxpayers to pay the cost of providing health insurance to illegal immigrants."

I hope that helps.

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akannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted November 6, 2009 at 9:22 PM (Answer #2)

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The previous post offered one stellar approach to the topic.  Another way one could go would be to suggest that illegal immigration is a challenging issue that can only be stopped with committed governmental action.  Bearing that in mind, offering health care coverage for those who have entered illegally does not show a sense of institutional courage in stopping the problem, and hence should not be undertaken.  In making the focus of the essay on how illegal immigration cannot be encouraged, there is a new dimension offered for it links governmental action with effectiveness.  I would like to suggest that as you conduct your research with the topic, especially online, you keep in mind that there might have to be some scholastic filtering that happens with this topic.

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