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California bill seeks to extend subsidized health care to illegal immigrants
The Daily Caller ^ | February 18, 2014 | Caroline May

Posted on 02/18/2014 6:09:59 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

A California Democrat is looking to extend taxpayer-funded health-care benefits to illegal immigrants.

State Sen. Ricardo Lara of Long Beach introduced legislation late last week that would extend health-care coverage to all Californians “irrespective of immigration status.”

“The purpose of the Health For All Act is simple — provide health care coverage to California’s remaining uninsured by expanding Medi-Cal and creating a new health exchange where the undocumented can purchase coverage,” Lara said in a statement.

Lara added that the fact that Obamacare expressly denies illegal immigrants coverage “hurts the overall health of our communities, and does not reflect California values.”

The legislation, if passed would create the “California Health Benefit Exchange Program for All Californians” which would be run by officials at California’s Obamacare exchange and would extend eligibility for Medi-Cal benefits to illegal immigrants who would qualify if they were legal.

According to Lara’s office, of the 2.3 million illegal immigrants in California, about a million are estimated to be without health-care coverage....

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; democratcare; democrats; illegalaliens; illegalimmigration; immigration; medicine; obamacare; seiu
He should get with Speaker Boehner, Minority Leader McConnell and Chief Justice Roberts. I'm sure they'd have no problem with this.
1 posted on 02/18/2014 6:09:59 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Bullsh*t. CA's ER's are FILLED with illegal aliens, who use them without charge -to themselves, at least - as primary care facilities for themselves and their children.

How many more of these obscenities are we taxpayers expected to take?

2 posted on 02/18/2014 6:13:34 PM PST by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

heck, why stop there. tell the world we’ll pay for it. heck, tell ‘em we’ll even buy them a puppy or a pony if they want.


3 posted on 02/18/2014 6:14:43 PM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: ealgeone

And we send Boxer and Feinswine to wine about not being reimbursed for the costs of taking care of these people.


4 posted on 02/18/2014 6:17:24 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stabilize. Return to country of origin.


5 posted on 02/18/2014 6:18:37 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go for it Californicate ... you’ve got the bucks or the ability to tax the sh!t out of those workers who haven’t left yet.


6 posted on 02/18/2014 6:22:58 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (On a good day Slow Joe doesn't do anything incredibly stupid ... waiting for that first good day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’re going bankrupt the country giving free or subsidized healthcare to U.S. citizens and now this morons wants to throw in foreign nationals to help speed up the process.


7 posted on 02/18/2014 6:35:58 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As government expands, liberty contracts. - President Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Give them two aspirins and a band-aid.
8 posted on 02/18/2014 6:47:26 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: skeeter

> Bullsh*t. CA’s ER’s are FILLED with illegal aliens, who use them without charge -to themselves, at least - as primary care facilities for themselves and their children.
How many more of these obscenities are we taxpayers expected to take?

Until the coffers are drained dry and people are burning money in the streets to stay warm. Then Obama will be happy.


9 posted on 02/18/2014 6:53:37 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; The_Republic_Of_Maine; All

Impeach Obama in 2014, PERIOD.


10 posted on 02/18/2014 6:54:48 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are not immigrants, they are foreigners. Illegally present foreigners are ILLEGAL ALIENS.

LIARS pervert language.


11 posted on 02/18/2014 7:02:22 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obamacare isn’t liberal enough, who knew?


12 posted on 02/18/2014 7:04:23 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you. See my page.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“The purpose of the Health For All Act is simple — provide health care coverage to California’s remaining uninsured by expanding Medi-Cal and creating a new health exchange where the undocumented can purchase coverage,” Lara said in a statement.

Why would illegals buy healthcare they get for free now?

13 posted on 02/18/2014 7:07:25 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: skeeter
Until you decide to take up arms against the illegals and the CA government, you WILL subsidize it whether you like it or not and you will bend over and take it where the sun doesn't shine. Capiche?
14 posted on 02/18/2014 7:12:49 PM PST by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is anyone surprised?

American workers will be so happy to pay for others crap even more.....


15 posted on 02/18/2014 7:13:28 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: skeeter

You and we will take it until our pockets are picked clean. We live with thieves and they will take what we have. The GOP will aid them in doing so.


16 posted on 02/18/2014 7:27:29 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well he is after in California. Thing is with dims having a super majority in the legislative branch this will most definitely pass. And Jerry being the good jesuit he is will sign it.

Just another reason to think seriously about leaving the state IF you are still there


17 posted on 02/18/2014 7:38:33 PM PST by Nifster
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To: umgud
"Why would illegals buy healthcare they get for free now?"

Exactly! This is what angers me to no end.

"We have to make illegals LEGAL, so they'll pay taxes"

No. The illegals pay no taxes at all as it stands.

In fact if they have the huevos to file for taxes, they get a juicy EITC check.

Sure, it's under one or more (or THOUSANDS) of stolen SS numbers, but who's counting?

Now, if I were to file multiple returns under fake names and stolen identities, I'd be put in jail.

The thousands of returns sent to Florida under ONE address?

For some reason the IRS just doesn't find that in any way "interesting".

18 posted on 02/18/2014 7:38:47 PM PST by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: jsanders2001

you mean the ERs that are still open. Particularly in southern California many of them have just shut down rather than continue to lose money


19 posted on 02/18/2014 7:39:58 PM PST by Nifster
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To: boop

Geez, you and I must be reading the same crap cuz we sure think alike.


20 posted on 02/18/2014 7:47:30 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Illegal immigrants getting federally funded health & other benefits? Impossible as firm promises have been made by Obama, members of his administration and many powerful Democrats such as Pelosi that this can’t happen under current federal laws.


21 posted on 02/18/2014 7:56:11 PM PST by RicocheT (Where neither their property nor their honor is touched, most men live content, Niccolo Machiavelli)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another one of the consequences of importing tens of millions of slaves.


22 posted on 02/18/2014 8:23:27 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I knew.

Illegal aliens are the (to them) logical next step.

I could end up standing behind them in (a very long) line at the health care collective (and I am paying for it.)

Ugh.

.

23 posted on 02/18/2014 8:38:13 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If this passes in California illegals in other states will make a 14th amendment argument requiring that other state and federal exchanges allow coverage for illegals. CC
24 posted on 02/18/2014 9:02:42 PM PST by Captain Compassion
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have never in my life seen the government work so damned hard to get a group of people everything they want, more than for illegal immigrants.

Let’s be honest with ourselves here. Who were the 40 million people in the U. S. who were uninsured? Any guesses?

My take on it is this. If the truth were known, we’d realize our health care is being savaged so illegal immigrants can get on some program or another, so we can pay for them a lot easier.


25 posted on 02/18/2014 9:04:09 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: skeeter

Our county has one of the last county hospitals that are open. You couldn’t throw a cat without hitting an illegal there. Was all over the news that this year their budget deficit would be $16 million up from $13 million last year. It is just a black hole that we throw money into.


26 posted on 02/19/2014 8:13:46 AM PST by sheana
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To: Graewoulf

“Impeach Obama in 2014, PERIOD.”

How will that happen with the current make up of the Congress and the supreme communist cowards hiding in black robes?


27 posted on 02/19/2014 8:56:46 AM PST by The_Republic_Of_Maine
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To: Graewoulf
Impeach Obama in 2014, PERIOD.

Politically, that ranks as one of my priorities, though I'd like more than a few taken down with him. I'd be amazed if the House has what it takes to carry this out, knowing the Senate won't back them.

The 2014 election is a critical one. We need a large turnout of conservative voters to stop this WH tyrant from destroying our country.

But then, you already know that.

28 posted on 02/20/2014 8:13:10 PM PST by IIntense
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To: IIntense

The House has the sole responsibility of Impeachment.

The Senate decides on the matter of Removal from Office.

House = Cop.

Senate = Judge and Jury.

Impeachment is just the first step.


29 posted on 02/20/2014 8:24:54 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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