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Senator hopes to provide healthcare to immigrants lacking legal status
.latimes. ^ | February 14, 2014 | Soumya Karlamangla

Posted on 02/14/2014 4:34:43 PM PST by moonshinner_09

State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) introduced legislation Friday that would allow immigrants without legal status to receive or buy health insurance through the state. Such immigrants are the single-largest group of people who remain uninsured under the Affordable Care Act. The national law explicitly bars immigrants without legal status from receiving any kind of federal money, which means that in California, they can't buy insurance through the Covered California exchange, or qualify for the state's low-income health plan, Medi-Cal. "Healthcare for everyone should mean everyone," Lara said at a news conference Friday in Los Angeles. "Only when we include everyone can we truly have a healthy California." Lara's bill, SB 1005, proposes that California use state money to expand Medi-Cal eligibility to those who meet the financial requirements -- an annual income of about $15,000 or less for one person -- but have not been able to qualify because of their immigration status. The bill, which Lara calls "Health for All," also proposes setting up an exchange that would be run by Covered California officials through which immigrants without legal status could purchase insurance. The exchange would also provide the same premium assistance and cost-sharing that Covered California does, but paid for with state money. Lara said the state spends about $1.4 billion annually providing expensive emergency care to people without insurance. He said that he expects his plan to cost a bit less, or the same as that amount, but it would provide insurance instead of just one-time visits. "It's better care, and it'll cost us less," he said. California is home to more than 2 million immigrants who lack legal status,

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: chat; immigration
ER'S provide free medical care and the hospitals cannot chat with them about immigration.The illegals give false personal information.When accounts turned over to collections calling to chat about overdue bills run into dead ends.It's nice they want to chat about this and most likely Calif will provide free medical coverage.Obama allows Calif to pass immigration laws.They do not have to chat with Washington to pass new any new immigration laws.And federal dollars can be used for illegals.It's not like Team Obama will want to chat this over with anybody..
1 posted on 02/14/2014 4:34:44 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

What about their families back home? Should they be discriminated against simply because they don’t have the resources to get here?


2 posted on 02/14/2014 4:36:19 PM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: moonshinner_09

Another gift brought to you courtesy of the Treason Lobby.

When the GOPe brings out its plan to “seal the borders first” keep in mind that that will leave 20-30 million illegals still here in the country. Enjoy!


3 posted on 02/14/2014 4:40:30 PM PST by Pelham (If you don’t deport it’s amnesty by default.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Gringo go home. Oops.


4 posted on 02/14/2014 4:42:23 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: moonshinner_09

A state bent on suicide. Why not have the taxpayers pay for everyone’s health care in the western hemisphere?


5 posted on 02/14/2014 4:43:55 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Jim Robinson

That’s the way it would be if we went to Mexico and made demands.


6 posted on 02/14/2014 4:45:12 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Pelham

The treason Lobby I like it!


7 posted on 02/14/2014 4:47:50 PM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: moonshinner_09

Insanity. The illegals and welfare class are exalted, and the American worker is spat upon.


8 posted on 02/14/2014 4:50:39 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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