Few Americans who pay attention will forget Barack Obama’s 2009 address to a joint session of Congress as he vowed Obamacare would not be extended to illegal aliens. U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) was not taken in by the slick promises, and shouted “You lie!” to which Obama replied, “That’s not true.”
It turns out Rep. Joe Wilson’s impulsive interruption carried more integrity and truth than Obama’s hollow words.
Now California, the nation’s most populous state, has passed a bill that, in fact, seeks to extend Obamacare to people regardless of their legal right to be in the United States. It’s considered so important, that it has been given “urgency” status (Read Sec. 2) of Senate Bill 10.
Democrat sponsor state Sen. Ricardo Lara estimates that 390,000 non-citizens could receive health insurance under the “Health Care 4 All” legislation. Obamacare explicitly bars people in the country illegally from its provisions, though a convenient loophole called the “innovation waiver” allows for states to change portions of the law with federal approval. The California bill is now on the desk of far leftist Gov. Jerry Brown.
If you’re wondering how that will turn out, here is Jerry Brown introducing Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto — who referred to the United States as “the other Mexico”— as Brown told the crowd that included illegals, that they are “all welcome in California.”
This Jan. 15, 2015 U.S. News and World Report California link showed the ever-increasing costs of Obamacare as not extended to illegals who are described as“ineligible.” It seems the magazine took Barack Obama at his word, which we’ve seen over the past seven years is a serious mistake.