Skip to comments.CALIFORNIA: Illegal immigrant health care costs state $1 billion annually
Posted on 09/12/2009 8:55:17 PM PDT by SmithL
The latest dust-up over President Barack Obama's health care-for-all mission Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., angrily calling Obama a liar during a nationally televised speech underscored conservatives' fears that illegal immigrants would benefit from efforts to expand coverage.
Obama insisted that the legislation would not give government subsidies to the nation's millions of undocumented residents. But if immigrant-rich California is any indication, considerable numbers of undocumented immigrants participate in taxpayer-supported health plans.
Although most federal benefit programs bar those who cannot prove their citizenship, California has been more generous than other states. Its taxpayers contribute more than $1 billion annually to cover the health care costs of illegal residents.
The state Department of Health Care Services estimates 768,400 undocumented immigrants will receive coverage this fiscal year through Medi-Cal, the health program funded by state and federal tax money. The cost: $1.2 billion.
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we need to cut them off.
For years, children from Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, have attended schools across the border in Del Rio, Texas, but this week that changed for students who cannot prove residency.
Ship all illegals home and all this crap disappears.
Should we post how many hospital closings, previously extinct diseases and illegal prisoners have been let loose due to ‘lack’ (cough), of medical care?
Yep, I don’t think this story will have the effect they intend though.
Sure, I believe that sure do, LOL
At what point in the procedure do they ask for proof of citizenship anyway. Is it the part where they say do you need a translator???
Like I said, it’s killing our state.
$1 Billion = talk about misunderestimating....
“Its taxpayers contribute more than $1 billion annually to cover the health care costs of illegal residents.”
Something which never bothered the Open Borders wing of the GOP one bit when Dubya was trying to ram amnesty through. At least maybe the treasonous dimwits will now put up a fight when it’s Obama doing it. I know better than to expect that they would act out of patriotism.
I bet thats a low-ball number too
I’m in agreement with you. unfortunately, everyone keeps worrying about their racist feelings.
“Like I said, its killing our state.”
Make that “it’s killed our state” and I’ll agree with you. You can put a fork in southern California.
bump to the top
I don’t believe this.
The medical costs along are FAR higher.
Nonsense. I bet the number is closer to $10 billion.
Bush and the open border pimps will not get off the hook !
Not to mention the gals when ready to have their kid, hit an ER on this side and thus, the kid is an American Citizen with full benefits
Probably more like 4 billion a year.
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