California’s legislators have taken an unprecedented move to include the estimated 2.6 million illegal aliens in that state in Obamacare health coverage.
According to the Daily Signal,
California state Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, authored legislation, SB 10, that requests the federal government give Covered California permission to cover illegal immigrants.
Under the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, health care exchanges cannot allow illegal immigrants to receive exchange tax credits and cost-sharing subsidies.
State government can make requests for federal government consideration to modify Obamacare to extend health coverage in their state, ThinkProgress reported.
“This bill would require the Secretary of California Health and Human Services to apply to the United States Department of Health and Human Services for a waiver to allow individuals who are not eligible to obtain health coverage because of their immigration status to obtain coverage from the Exchange,” text from California SB 10, amended April 13 in the California Assembly, says.
Legislators claim that the illegal aliens would have to pay for their own health insurance plans under this new plan, but considering that health insurance existed prior to Obamacare, but most illegals still chose to not use it, what are the odds that this provision will be followed?
And how does California plan to regulate compliance? American citizens are required to carry health insurance, or face a tax penalty.
Here is Obama telling supporters in 2009 that illegal aliens wouldn’t be covered under Obamacare, while at the same time implying that he would do everything he could to legalize the 12 million illegals: