California considering tax-payer funded health care for illegal aliens

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Run with this demorats. It will be sure to help your much anticipated November “Blue Wave!”

From San Diego Tribune: Amid escalating tension — and even legal battles — between California and the Trump administration over immigration, an effort is underway to expand health care coverage for unauthorized immigrants illegal aliens in the state.

Just last week, President Donald Trump met with state and local leaders from California at the White House, including Escondido Mayor Sam Abed and county supervisor Kristin Gaspard, to applaud them for taking stands to oppose state immigration policies his administration finds unconsitutional. Meanwhile, Politico is describing this health care effort from Democrats in Sacramento as “one of the most daring examples yet of blue-state Democrats thumbing their nose at Trump.”

These bills combine two of America’s most complex and most talked about public policy issues: immigration and health care.

Here’s what you should know.

What is the legislation?

There are currently two proposals to expand health care coverage for unauthorized immigrants illegal aliens older than 19 in the works in California, one in the Senate and one in the Assembly. The lawmakers who wrote them come from the Central Valley and Los Angeles County and their bills are identical.

In the Senate, a bill has been introduced by Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens. Read it here. In the Assembly, the bill was introduced by Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula, D-Fresno. Read it here.

Both extend eligibility for full Medi-Cal benefits to individuals of all ages who would otherwise be eligible for those benefits but for their immigration status.

How would this work?

Plans would be administered through Medi-Cal and require copayments and premium contributions like other Medi-Cal plans. Funding is a key obstacle for these efforts.

Both bills say they would seek federal funding but use state funds if federal funds are unavailable. Medi-Cal is partially administered and funded by the federal Medicaid program.

Supporters suggest California’s billions of dollars in surplus taxpayer money could cover the cost. The state’s legislative analyst’s office estimates the state’s total net cost would be $3 billion in the 2018-19 budget year.

How does health care currently work for unauthorized immigrants illegal aliens?

At least 1.8 million unauthorized adult immigrants illegal aliens in California are uninsured, according to The Sacramento Bee, and most depend on expensive emergency room visits for health care. Lara made that point in a recent interview with Politico about the legislation.

“We are trying to address the fact that, whether you like it or not, our undocumented illegal community needs the care, and we are paying for it anyway,” he said.

Medi-Cal coverage is available for unauthorized immigrants illegal aliens seeking emergency or pregnancy-related services if they meed certain requirements.

What else do I need to know?

There is precedent for such a health care expansion in California. In the 2015-2016 state budget, Medi-Cal coverage was extended to unauthorized illegal children.

Read the rest of the story here.

DCG

27 responses to “California considering tax-payer funded health care for illegal aliens

  1. Argh! When will California’s useful-idiot taxpayers wake up?

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  2. I guess California hasn’t run out of other people’s money yet.

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  3. I’m in ky. Not california–but I have received no SS increase in 3 years. In fact, I have lost a dollar each year due to Medicare!!!

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  4. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.

    Haven’t we had enough of this OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE by willfully using sanctuary cities as a ruse to throw the Constitution under the bus.

    Enough is enough.

    Since when is it legal to give benefits to illegals and those officials who are willingl committing a crime by allowing this to happen have to be jailed.

    The officials who are allowing this are commiting a crime against the people.

    kommonsentsjane

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  5. Under Obama, the number of California residents on Medcaid (welfare
    medical) went from five million to TWELVE million. HMOs are especially
    overwhelmed. Kaiser facilities resemble Times square on New Year’s
    eve. More potential recipients are pouring across the border daily due
    to Governor Moonbeam’s extending a welcome to all Mexicans to move
    to California. Jerry Brown has destroyed the state his father built.
    California is no longer the Golden State. It is the suicide state.

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    • California the golden state? The brown state -full o’shit!

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    • Mexican ambulance companies are allowed to drive patients across the California border for free medical care, according to the Federadtion for American Immigration Reform, and my understanding is that these illegal aliens claiming they’re indigent drive to the ER in their Lexus SUVs, get red carpet treatment, and already pay nothing as it is. Insured, tax-paying Americans, as you point out, can wait until they die in the ER for all Brown cares.

      You make an interesting point about Jerry Brown tearing down the state his father built. My guess is that it has to do Jerry’s deep-seated rage over his father’s unwillingness to accept his son’s homosexuality, covered over the years in the press with various beards and now with a wife, starting almost fifty years ago with Linda Robstadt.

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    • My husband and I pay over $14,000 a year for Kaiser benefits on our family plan (just the two of us) and since OBAMA CARE…. we can’t get an appointment with our family physicians for over a MONTH away for even emergent situations—we’d have to go to the emergency room and line up behind all others (OH WAIT…wasn’t OBAMACARE supposed to fix the situation of using the emergency room for health care?????? But wait again….I have a Kaiser plan…WHY SHOULD I EVER have to use the emergency room as my primary health care???????)…..My husband has a good and close year’s long relationship with his doctor—who “sneaks him in” after a private phone call. But, not me….I’ve seen MY doctor maybe 2 times in the last 12 years and she is now retiring, so I will have to be arbitrarily assigned to some nameless (maybe reject) provider at Kaiser…..Here’s the SAD part—after paying $14,000 a year for medical care that we can’t GET b/c they are swamped w/the Obamacare clients…….we rely a lot on our local farm supply centers……you can get Amoxicillin, tetracycline…. cephalosporins…. all kinds of topical medications….etc….at your farm supply stores….If you have seriously studied the reasons to use these drugs, the dosages per weight, etc…it could save your life from a $14,000 per year sham health care plan that you can’t access unless they are carrying you in by ambulance.

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  6. Well it looks to me like California is trying to outdo Minnesota in its financial bloodletting. Over the years, the Left has become everything it used to hate: Once anti-war, now it pines for battle—as long as someone else does the fighting for them.
    Once staunch defenders of free speech and the First Amendment, it now decries “hate speech” and demand that others recognize their “feelings.”

    I could go on and on.

    But one thing remains the same: They never tire of spending Other People’s Money. Yes, spending Other People’s Money is their O-P-M. Yep. Gotta stay stoned.
    I guess we’re living through the Fall of the Second Roman Empire, which actually did take hundreds of years!

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  7. Years ago, I predicted that, as conservatives left the state in ever-increasing numbers, the activist Hispanics would gradually gain access to the law-making bodies, and bend the state towards accommodating the illegals.

    It’s all coming true.

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  8. Blue Wave??? How about a Red Tide? There’ll be a blue wave alright. They’ll be ‘WAVING’ goodby.

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  9. Just when I thought they couldn’t get any crazier than now but hey the door is open to anything these days. Just write a law and pass it who cares if it violates the Constitution were mexiforna and can do what we want.

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  10. Most alarming that the libtards in CA are more than willing to apply to the Federal government so that they can suck the daylights out of us taxpaying individuals in the other 49 states.

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    • Auntie, very true, but they may just hit a stumbling block under this President. Before they abused the system to further their agenda, but there is a new sheriff in town.

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  12. And a lot of these illegals could afford to go to a clinic or personal Dr. For a common ailment. But they instead tie up our emergency rooms for minor problems, many not needing medical care at all.
    Keep it up Ca.,dems. You are creating your own demise when the people stand up and push back. They already are with the sanctuary cities.

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  13. This is THAT same (senator) Ricardo Lara:
    https://www.presstelegram.com/2016/08/10/sen-ricardo-laras-removal-of-lgbt-rules-from-bill-a-victory-for-religious-schools/

    Here is Lara’s twitter feed wherein he provides a link to the CA Dept of Education which indicates where to get “free” meals during summer vacation. I don’t know about you, but I don’t see any emaciated people in this country. In fact, I see plenty of overweight and obese people. Lara seems to think scores of his constituents are going hungry though.
    https://twitter.com/senricardolara?lang=en

    An article from 2015: “Illegal-immigration opponents say lawmaker barred them from public meeting”
    http://www.latimes.com/local/politics/la-me-pol-immigration-complaint-20150618-story.html

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  14. FYI — and RED ALERT: this guy Lara is running for CA insurance commissioner, an extremely powerful position. This is the LGBTQ Lara

    http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/editorials/article209943754.html

    https://victoryfund.org/candidate/ricardo-lara/

    http://www.ricardolara.com

    Here are “statements of support” for Lara–Kamala Harris among them:
    http://www.ricardolara.com/index.php/endorsements/statements-of-support

    http://www.ricardolara.com/index.php/endorsements/endorsements-1

    LARA WANTS TO ‘battle climate change’ and develop “climate insurance”.
    https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2018/03/08/482793.htm

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  15. It’s time to get active my conservative friends, where are all the billionaires from the right? We need billboards, media ads, more activism from the the America loving, hard working, Christian Patriots that are getting robbed of their money, Faith, and all of our precious land. It’s time to hit the streets, Govt. buildings, phone banks, bus stops, train stations, etc. In 1776, it was only 3% of the population that physically took on the task at hand…we can do it folks. Now their new tactic is to bring literally thousands of meaningless law suits to many prominent people on the right…including our President. We are at war, I’ve never experienced anything like this in my 64years on this planet, if anyone’s ever seen the movie ‘They Live’, this is it, in real time, we have a huge enemy within that will never just go away on it’s own, this is War people.

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  16. I am wondering if I could prevail upon your kindness, I follow your site and I see all the good work you do. Here in the UK we are facing the biggest crisis since the end of the last War. I was brought up in the 1950s a time when it was so lovely to live in this Country, but now we have NO Free Speech, No Free Press. I am 69, yesterday I witnessed via the internet the most disgraceful scenes I have yet to see, a man yes a founding member once of the EDL, one Tommy Robinson, but now a journalist was trying to cover the case of the “Grooming Gangs” going to trial at Leeds. These are what six muslim men who kidnapped/raped/gang raped/sexually assaulted/sold etc etc young White Girls, some as young as 11 years of age. This has been going on for years in the UK in every Town every City but the establishment have tried to keep it all quiet. Tommy Robinson has fought for justice, he has fought for Free Speech he has fought to stop the British Government from banning foreign Journalists coming here. The British Government, the Police the whole establishment including the Queen are terrified of being called racists. Yesterday afternoon at Leeds Court Tommy Robinson was arrested no charges stated to him despite him asking, his Rights were not read to him, he was put in a van and taken away, now there is a complete Press Blackout. The whole business was a “Fit Up” and I cried and prayed last night not only for the safety of Mr Robinson, because we all suspect he will be put in the prison with all the muslims, the prisons here are run by muslims. I cried for my Country, I cried that there is NO FREE SPEECH it seems no one has rights anymore, the police are out of control. This afternoon thousands and thousands of people descended on Whitehall, staged a sit down and are protesting at the imprisonment of Tommy Robinson on false charges. We are now called Far Right, if I am being called Far Right because I believe in Free Speech than so be it. We don’t have Winston Churchill. Margaret Thatcher we only have our voices. Could you please spare a few words on your blog that reaches so many as to what is happening to the once Proud Country I love England, today I feel ashamed to be English. Thank you. If you care to see my blog its anna cottage, I am not very good at this but if you look my name up you may find it, many thanks.

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  17. what a tragedy! So sad to see the UK going down the drain, while facts like this are covered-up and ignored, while substitute news like Harry’s wedding are covered everywhere and continually as historic freedom in the UK is dying.

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  18. Thank, so very very much for all of that, it all helps. Katie Hopkins is brilliant and has so much guts. Those of us who are fighting for our Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press and Justice and the Freeing of Tommy Robinson are now called Far Right loonies, I feel quite proud at age 69 I am now a Far Right Loon, I always wanted to be a hippie but never allowed that kind of freedom, well now I can go and fight for my Country back. My Husband had been in the Burma Campaign, like millions of others who have fought Wars for Freedom and still do when they look at us here in the UK they would say “was it worth it”. All of them, Government, all Politicians even the Queen are prepared to hand this Country over to the muslim extremes, where is their love for their Country, the Queen a disgrace. I will not forget your kindness for this, your blog reaches far, THANK YOU.

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