Skip to comments.125,000 Immigrants Eligible for Medi-Cal Benefits Under Obamacare
Posted on 02/25/2014 11:12:01 AM PST by servo1969
Rep. Joe Wilson was right. The South Carolina Congressman screamed, You lie! when Barack Obama told Americans the Affordable Care Act would not cover abortions or illegal immigrants.
Now we know Obamacare covers illegal immigrants. 125,000 illegal immigrants will be eligible for free healthcare under Medi-Cal, Californias Medicaid expansion. The LA Times reported:
A new report shows that as many as 125,000 young California immigrants may qualify for an expansion of Medi-Cal, the states Medicaid program.
The Affordable Care Act bars insurance subsidies and enrollment in the Medicaid expansion for undocumented immigrants, but a wrinkle in California rules does offer coverage for those with deferred action status.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was created by President Obama in 2012 to grant immigrants who came to the country illegally as children sometimes called Dreamers legal status and work authorization for two-year periods.
Laurel Lucia, a policy analyst at the UC Berkeley Labor Center and author of the report released Tuesday, said California is one of the few states that lets youth with deferred action status enroll in Medicaid.
But the word still hasnt been spread, she said.
The report found that 154,000 people in California had been granted the status as of December 2013. About 81%, or 125,000, are eligible for Medi-Cal based on their annual income, which has to be less than $15,850 for an individual.
Meanwhile, the EXEMPT get richer using “laws” for others
that do not apply to them or their staff, mistresses,
Welcome to the New Slavery.
Seriously, Illegals get amnesty, all the legal citizens, native born and LEGAL citizens should demand Permanent TAX amnesty!
If I wasn’t required to prove my citizenship to certain clients of mine I would fly to Mexico and sneak back as an illegal.
Now who would have guessed that the Medicaid expansion was going to include illegals ..... anyone with the least bit of sense and a firm grasp of the obvious.
I see this as a good thing.
It forces the costs into the state budget rather than having hospitals eat the costs like currently and loading them onto medical bills for the rest of us.
It helps identify the magnitude of the problem.
Weren’t they already going to hospital and not paying?
Exactly. And 93% of those costs (on average) are transferred to paying customers.
At least in this model of coverage the numbers are visible.
I'm very happy!!
You have a very good point there, race-car dude. Besides, it has the added benefit of proving Joe Wilson right when he said “You LIE!”
Be watching . Calif will be making more budget cuts soon.