Is Article 54 of Obamacare Taking Effect in May 2018?

A meme proclaims that "Article 54 of Obamacare" will take 30 percent of seniors' social security payments to cover insurance for undocumented immigrants.


Article 54 of Obamacare stipulates 30 percent of seniors' social security payments will be "diverted" to pay for insurance for undocumented immigrants as of 1 May 2018.



On 14 April 2018, a Facebook page “America – Love It Or Leave It” shared a meme proclaiming that Article 54 of Obamacare would soon be diverting 30 percent of seniors’ social security payments to pay for insurance for undocumented immigrants:

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However, the full text of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act does not include an Article 54, nor does it include any provision for using 30% of seniors’ Social Security payments to cover the funding of insurance of undocumented immigrants.

Moreover, this claim originated solely with “The “America – Love It Or Leave It” Facebook page, which is part of a network of fake news sites and Facebook pages that engage in political trolling under the guise of providing “satire.”

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