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Jun 06 2016

California’s Illegal Aliens Will Qualify for ObamaCare

Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) was roundly chastised for violating the decorum at a joint session of Congress in 2009, when he pointed out that Obama’s claim that ObamaCare would not apply to illegal aliens was a lie. Wilson was telling the truth:

[O]nly two years after the largest coverage provisions in the Affordable Care Act took effect, the country’s most populous state has passed a bill that, in fact, seeks to extend Obamacare to people regardless of their immigration status.

The bill, now before California Gov. Jerry Brown, aims to allow people who are in the country illegally to buy private health insurance on the state’s exchange. Its author, Democratic state Sen. Ricardo Lara estimates that 390,000 such immigrants could receive health insurance, but officials who operate the exchange place that number closer to 50,000. …

Obamacare explicitly bars people in the country illegally from its provisions, but a loophole called the “innovation waiver” allows for states to change portions of the law, as long as they make coverage available to more people and as long as the federal government doesn’t have to pick up the tab, among other requirements.

As for federal taxpayers not having to pay for this, that looks like yet another broken promise.

Though the California bill does not come with federal subsidies that make health insurance more affordable to low- and middle-income people, critics fear it’s heading that way.

“This is a two-step process: Open the door to the exchanges, but when no one can afford to buy insurance you come back and add the subsidies,” says Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform. “This is the first step in another misrepresentation of the Affordable Care Act. It was sold to the American people on the fact that you wouldn’t have to subsidize health care for illegal immigrants.”

You can’t have both open borders and a generous welfare state. This is another two-step process. First comes tax slavery, then comes economic collapse.


On a tip from JusttheTipHQ. Hat tip: Michelle Malkin.

33 Responses to “California’s Illegal Aliens Will Qualify for ObamaCare”

  1. TED says:


  2. TED says:


  3. TED says: ENOUIGH “stupid” YET?!

  4. TED says:

    Getting the picture yet??

  5. TED says: I CAN’T believe THEY didn’t run HIM TOO!!!!

  6. Moonchalk says:

    Come on. What’s the fun of being a leftist if you don’t lie almost every time you open your mouth or otherwise, communicate? It would be like being a rifle that never had its barrel bored out.

  7. Mr. Freemarket says:

    But this time we REALLY mean it. No guns!!!

  8. Mr. Freemarket says:

    It’s getting more difficult now. Old Lefty just ain’t up to the task.

    “Hey, babe…could you help me out here?”

  9. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Just look who we get to vote for….

  10. TED says:


  11. Dan Northrup says:

    Will it be as affordable for them as it is for us citizens?

  12. MrRightWingDave says:

    The time to cut California from the union is way past due…I’m tired of waiting for the promised earthquake.

  13. MrRightWingDave says:

    Boy, I sure have had enough.

  14. grayjohn says:

    They ALL lie, 24/7/365

  15. Mack says:

    Meanwhile, veterans are ignored by the self-serving VA.

  16. 762x51 says:

    He gets by with a little from a friend.

  17. Donna M says:

    Illegals already have healthcare…
    The state law in Calif has already been mandated access to care and they can’t be turned away.

  18. rex freeway says:

    I want someone to piss on his pantleg

  19. Donna M says:

    I’ll try to be brief and tell ya’ two stories…
    A woman and her husband vacationing from an “African” country in San Diego…
    The woman gets admitted to the ER with a subarachnoid bleed in the brain…
    The worst ya’ can have…
    Well, the medical team saves her, but she is permanently, semi comatose…
    Even though she is not conscious, she is responsive to external stimuli…
    Caught up in the state Dept red tape, she spends months in the intensive care unit ’cause, the hospital cannot move her ’cause they don’t have the authority to make decisions on her behalf. She is in an indetermine legal vacuum. The hospital wants to send her to a long term sub acute care facility but can’t,…all this drama ’cause…
    Her husband “dumped” her, didn’t want her anymore and just bailed ’cause he wasn’t going to pay for medical bills…So he absconded and went home to Africa, never to be heard from again…I don’t know the outcome of her fate.
    Then, there is the pregnant woman who had that poor li’l Zika baby girl. The mom knew, she had it when she came here…
    You’d be surprised how many foreign nationals, like “China”, legal tourists and illegals that come here, just to exploit our system…

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  21. TED says:

    OR make his front door an official piss zone!

  22. TED says:

    Unfortunatly THEY have an endless supply…

  23. Artfuldgr says:

    Well, its not like dave is against La Raza judges… he is for the judge against Trump who gave a 1,500 scholarship to an illegal and wants to favor latins over others… and thats ok, just so long as they dont like trump…

    hey! those latinos that get healthcare, they hate trump too…

  24. Artfuldgr says:

    not at all, but for the latinos and latinas there is La Raza judges to help too…

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