Saturday, September 17, 2016

California Dems Push For Obamacare For Illegals

California Democrats advocated for President Barack Obama to sign a waiver allowing undocumented immigrants to buy healthcare plans through the Obamacare exchanges Wednesday, claiming the change would not be federally subsidized.

California’s Democratic delegation sent a letter to the administration Monday pushing to make the state the first exemption from the Affordable Care Act’s provision preventing illegals from purchasing plans.

At a Capitol Hill press conference Wednesday, State Sen. Ricardo Lara, a Democrat who led the effort on the state level, stood with congressional lawmakers arguing the exemption would not cost taxpayer dollars or effect the state budget.

“We know that 72 percent of our California families come from mixed status households, meaning wither one or two people in your family are undocumented,” Lara said. “This creates a significant problem when your currently registering for the Affordable Care Act, because we see time and time again, when you can’t enroll the entire family, the entire family leaves without enrolling anyone.”



Barney Rubble said...

"would not cost taxpayer dollars or effect the state budget"

List carefully to what these people say. They will go into the system as (free) Medicaid and those who actually have to pay for insurance will subsidize (meaning pay higher rates) to provide care for these leeches. The statement quoted above is accurate.

Concerned Retiree said...

They deserve nothing involving Tax Payer dollars. They will deport themselves and help our budget. Cut the Foreign Aide to "Zero", ASAP, sent to their home countries and they will quit sending them to the US.