"President Obama is challenging his critics on a national health care overhaul, accusing them of making "phony claims" about the legislation. . . . Obama said illegal immigrants would not be part of the health care overhaul . . ."
Great. Then add a provision stating that, add another provision requiring proof of citizenship or legal residency, add a third provision establishing penalties for registering or providing services to illegals, etc., etc.
Unfortunately, those and similar proposed provisions of the health care reform bill were rejected in Congressional committee. And, that's a fact, not a "phony claim".