SURPRISE! California Wants to Let Illegal Immigrants Enroll in Obamacare
Remember back when Democrats were trying to sell Obamacare to the American people and swore up and down that it wouldn’t cover people who were in the country illegally?
There was even that famous moment when Obama made the claim during a State of the Union address and Rep. Joe Wilson yelled out “You lie!” causing Democrats everywhere to freak out.
Flash forward to today and guess what’s happening in California…
The Washington Examiner reports:
Calif. advances bill to let illegal immigrants buy Obamacare
A bill that would allow illegal immigrants to buy Obamacare plans with their own money is headed to the desk of California Gov. Jerry Brown, after the state Senate passed the measure Thursday.
While President Obama’s healthcare law bans illegal immigrants from purchasing Obamacare plans, California is trying to partially change that through what’s known as a 1332 waiver. If Brown signs the new measure into law, it would allow the state to petition the federal government to let it allow illegal immigrants to buy plans through Covered California, although they couldn’t get federal subsidies.
If California obtains the waiver, it would become the first state to expand the Affordable Care Act to illegal immigrants.
“Covered California should be able to live up to its name and serve all Californians, regardless of immigration status,” said Anthony Wright, director of the consumer advocacy group Health Access California.
“People who have different viewpoints on immigration policy can come together in recognition that it is everyone’s interest to connect as many Californians with coverage, and prevent the health and financial issues for not just uninsured families but the community as a whole.”
Today it’s California, tomorrow it’ll be other states and then, when the whole system finally implodes as designed, we’ll be told that the only way to save the entire healthcare system will be to go to an entirely government run single payer policy.
None of this is coincidental.