Covered California ILLEGALLY Recruited Illegal Aliens to Enroll in Program

Even the Washington Democrats agreed to disallow illegal aliens from participating in ObamaCare. In California the law means nothing, just as citizens voting for initiatives means nothing to the Democrats or the courts. The Covered California folks were more interested in numbers than the law. They decided to put out literature telling illegal aliens to apply, don’t worry about the law.

“”According to the laws and implementing regulations,” the website says, “the information provided by individuals for coverage cannot be used for purposes other than ensuring the efficient functioning of the insurance market ( Covered California) or administration of the program, or to verify certain eligibility determinations including verification of the immigration status of these people.”

Democrats Yee, Calderon and Wright are crooks. Covered California is a corrupt operation—how much money are they illegally spending, how many illegal aliens did they sign up—what can be done to reverse this open corruption by a government agency—approved of by our confused Guv Brown?

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Obamacare Recruiting Illegals in California

by Joel B. Pollak, Breitbart, 2/14/14

In 2009, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) apologized profusely to the White House for shouting, “You lie!” as President Barack Obama told Congress that Obamacare would not cover illegal immigrants. Now it would appear that the White House owes Wilson an apology, as Covered California–the flagship of state Obamacare exchanges–is recruiting illegal (“undocumented”) immigrants to sign up for the program, regardless of their eligibility.

The Covered California website includes a special page entitled: “No temas si eres indocumentado/a y quieres inscribir a tu familia en un seguro médico” (“Fear not if you are undocumented and want to enroll your family in health insurance”). The website goes on to explain that information shared with Obamacare cannot be shared with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It does not explicitly warn that illegal aliens are ineligible.

“According to the laws and implementing regulations,” the website says, “the information provided by individuals for coverage can not be used for purposes other than ensuring the efficient functioning of the insurance market ( Covered California) or administration of the program, or to verify certain eligibility determinations including verification of the immigration status of these people.”

As Bloomberg News notes, Latinos have been slow to sign up for Obamacare, partly because of problems with the Spanish-language version of the Obamacare website, and partly because some immigrant families are afraid of providing information to the government or using public assistance, among other factors. Covered California is devoting additional resources to recruiting more Latino enrollees before the deadline at the end of March.

Obamacare has been under greater pressure to produce impressive enrollment numbers as the program comes under more intense scrutiny from politicians and the public, providing a possible motive for recruiting illegal aliens to enroll. Earlier this week, the federal government announced that 3.3 million people had signed up nationwide, but that included people who had not yet paid, and actually represented a slowing rate of enrollment, with too few young people joining the program.

 

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