Skip to comments.Some California leaders want low-cost health care for undocumented immigrants
Posted on 04/20/2013 8:53:32 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
About a million of California's poorest undocumented immigrants would have access to basic low-cost health care under a plan being pushed at the Capitol.
President Barack Obama's federal health care overhaul excludes undocumented immigrants, but some California leaders want to fill that gap by offering a safety net of primary and preventive care that does not consider immigration status.
The county-run program would give undocumented immigrants and legal residents who can't afford health insurance but don't qualify for Medi-Cal the ongoing opportunity to see a doctor, get tested and receive treatment before minor health problems become severe.
Funding would come from an estimated $700 million in county savings tied to expansion of the Medi-Cal program.
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They haven’t spent all their money yet. Need to spend a little more to get to zero, and then ask the federal gov’t to sponsor them from that point on.
What the **** is “low cost healthcare”?
Good for California!!! Lure all the illegal leeches from Texas and other states to California. Works for me!
Distributing health care will become another leftist/Obama mechanism for rewarding the politically correct and punishing conservatives, Christians and the right, just like the bailouts were used by this president.
The left wants to control your finances and it wants to it wants to control your access to health care. In reality, it wants to control every aspect of your life.... What could go wrong with that?
They are not “undocumented immigrants.” They are ILLEGAL ALIENS. Calling them “undocumented immigrants” is like calling shoplifting an “undocumented purchase.”
People who think money grows on trees are running the government.
THAT is a huge problem.
I see someone has jumped on the ‘Forward Thinking’ PC bandwagon.
Illegals already get ‘health care’ in California. Just walk into any emergency room and see who is there. They go for the sniffles. They use the ambulance services for free rides into town.
I live in California, I work, and I sure don’t have low-cost healthcare. I pay $600 a month not counting copays and deductibles. It’s a real burden, and I have to live a very frugal lifestyle to pay for it. I’ve never broken the law. Why the H** should illegals get low-cost health care? This stuff just makes my blood boil. Seems nothing is too good for illegals, and to hell with the law-abiding citizens who pay for it all.
How do they plan to pay for it?
Wait a few weeks....there will be BLANKET AMNESTY for ALL the parasites who came to the USA for “Los Freebies”.
There, fixed it for you.
You and I get to pay for their healthcare.
My understanding of low cost health care is: “Take two asprin and DON’T call me in the morning.” Adios amigo.
They are not undocumented immigrants. They are ILLEGAL ALIENS. Calling them undocumented immigrants is like calling shoplifting an undocumented purchase.
Well said, GreenHornet! Those who define the terms usually win the arguments.
Funding would come from an estimated $700 million in county savings
Hilarious! County savings? When has any government had savings?
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