California Dems Push For Obamacare For Illegal Immigrants

In this past legislative session, State Senator Ricardo Lara passed a bill which was signed by Guv Brown.  The bill gave FREE health care to 200,000 illegal aliens under the age of 18.  Oh, the taxpayers financed this, since the bill did not provide any money, so money for YOUR kids and parents is instead going to those that broke the law.  Now Lara wants the Federal government to allow illegal aliens to “buy” Obamacare in California.

The problem with that is they do not have the money to pay, so the taxpayers will subsidize the cost—they get, you pay—and your friends and family on Medi-Cal have less care, wait longer and might not get the care the taxpayers wanted them to have.

“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.”

No cost to taxpayers—he is a liar in the class of Hillary and Barack.

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California Dems Push For Obamacare For Illegal Immigrants

Juliegrace Brufke, Daily Caller,  9/14/16    

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.”

The change would allow individuals who are in the country legally to register for subsidized plans while the illegal relatives can purchase plans at their own expense.

Democrat Rep. Judy Chu told reporters the change “does something the ACA should have been allowed to do,” adding she believes it was a mistake to remove the language outlawing it in 2010.

Democrat Rep. Janice Haan went as far to say it’s discriminatory to prevent access to the plans.

Republicans aren’t buying the waiver won’t have negative consequences, noting government watchdogs have repeatedly found Obamacare marketplaces are susceptible to fraud, allowing illegal immigrants to receive subsidies.

“The president and his party said a great many things about the Affordable Care Act that clearly did not turn out to be true, this would be one more,” California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The GOP congressman said Democrats’ argument isn’t valid and taxpayers would likely be left on the hook.

“Our view was the likelihood of fraud is high, and there is nothing to stop somebody, a guest to this country – legal or illegal – from purchasing health care, so it does seem to be a false premise, because the premise isn’t can they buy healthcare, they already can, like car insurance,” California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “So, it’s really a question of something for which there would clearly be a subsidy and it becomes a question of subsidizing health care for people who are unlawfully in this country.”

 

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