California Assembly Continues Push to Expand Obamacare to Illegal Aliens

health_insurance_form_rotator_675x450The California Assembly approved legislation, 59-19, on Tuesday to prioritize the interests of illegal aliens over citizens and legal residents in an effort to allow illegal aliens to obtain health insurance through the state’s Obamacare exchange. Senate Bill 10 (SB 10) requires the state to seek a waiver from the federal government to allow illegal aliens, who are otherwise ineligible under federal law, to participate in the health care exchange.

California taxpayers already pay for illegal aliens up to the age of 19 to receive Medi-Cal, the state’s version of Medicaid. If SB 10 is enacted, it will only increase taxpayer burden as it drives more illegal aliens into the state to benefit from the exchange. California already has the largest illegal alien population in the United States — estimated at over 3 million people — and spends at least $25.3 billion annually on costs related to illegal immigration. (FAIR Cost Study, June 19, 2014)

The California Senate must approve SB 10 before it can be sent to Governor Jerry Brown (D) for his signature. If enacted, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services must grant the state’s request for a waiver before illegal aliens may legally receive healthcare through the exchange. California is the first state in the country to consider making such request.

Stay tuned to FAIR for updates…

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  1. avatar

    America’s need to stand up and stop paying taxes until our elected officials start actually working for their people (legal people).

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    This is what we are going to get with Hillary nationwide. If you thought there was media bias against Trump, a good example is the much ado about nothing concerning his fund raiser for veteran groups. The media has been harping on the fact that 1/3 of the checks to the groups have been handed out since questions began being asked about the money several days ago, as if that were proof of fraud. That ignores the fact that 2/3 had been handed out before the questions were raised. As this fundraiser was 4 months ago, it makes sense that money was not just going to be doled out with no qualifications.