Calif. poised to extend Obamacare to illegals

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 shoutedYou 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.

5 Responses to Calif. poised to extend Obamacare to illegals

  1. Rob Haney says:

    We have learned from experience that all promises coming from Democrat or Republican politicians concerning the Illegal Alien Invasion are not true. The United States is the modern day Roman Empire during its fall. The only difference is that we are experiencing the process in a much more rapid fashion. We are incapable of doing anything about it because corruption so permeates our political process just as in Rome.

  2. Saguaro Sam says:

    It’s called redistribution of wealth.

    From the Houston Chronicle, last week:
    Blue Cross/Blue Shield Texas just filed documents with the Texas State department of insurance asking for a 60% increase in premiums.

    According to the Houston Chronicle which cites federal regulator filings, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas – the state’s largest insurer – has asked for rate hikes of nearly 60% for next year in three popular HMO plans. According to filings listed on healthcare.gov, Blue Cross and Blue Shield seeks increases between 57.33 percent and 59.35 percent for two of its Blue Advantage Plus plans. A Blue Advantage Health Maintenance Organization Plan is asking for a 58.6 percent hike.

    The company, which is the only carrier to offer health coverage in all of Texas’ 254 counties, would not specify Wednesday what would happen if does not get the rate increase it says it needs. “No final decisions have been made regarding our 2017 Texas offerings,” spokesman Gustavo Bujanda said in a statement emailed to the Houston Chronicle.
    The company said in its request that the hike could *affect nearly 603,000 Texans buying individual policies through the federal exchange mandated by the Affordable Care Act*. It is not known what increases will be requested for employer-sponsored group policies. “The anticipated health risk of the people in any given market is the largest component of determining rate changes,” the company statement said.

    Judging by the soaring premium, the “health risk” is likewise going through the roof: risk which it appears nobody had anticipated five years ago when the ACA tax was passed.

    BlueCross is not alone: insurers across the nation have complained vigorously that they are losing money in the federal exchanges as some customers have proven more costly to cover than anticipated. Under the health-care law, an insurer can no longer deny coverage to someone based on her or his health status or pre-existing condition.

    Texas Department of Insurance spokesman Ben Gonzalez confirmed his agency had received requests for rate hikes, but he said that because the insurer had marked them “confidential” he was unable to comment on the amounts. He said the department is *”going to go back to ask more questions*.”

    To be sure, the Texas administrator is stumped by this soaring premium request: in Texas a rate request, especially one so large, must be deemed “not excessive, unfairly discriminatory and premiums must be reasonable in relations to the benefits provided,” Gonzalez said.

    By the way, via Drudge Report today, the fastest growing language used in households in the United States is Arabic.

    • Patriot Dad says:

      Both of the above comments are very disturbing, because they are absolutely true. As to the fastest growing language used in households in the United States being Arabic, that should set off all sorts of alarms, not simply because of the lack of assimilation that turn of the century immigrants willingly engaged in and achieved because they wanted to be AMERICANS, but because many of the Arabic speakers are unvetted throngs many of whom are American haters with terrorist ties. We are no longer a Land of Opportunity for the oppressed, we are creating opportunities our own destruction by those who want to join Obama’s campaign pitch of “fundamentally transforming America.”.Why he or his supporters thought America was so flawed that it need to be “fundamentally transformed,” is a question I can’t answer.

  3. Saguaro Sam says:

    ALERT: Jeff the Flake takes to MSNBC to bash Trump.
    And please note what the Flake has to say about politics in Arizona.

    as posted on hotair.com, June 6:

    “Monday morning Senator Jeff Flake appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and criticized Donald Trump’s comments about Judge Curiel, saying they were “a whole new level.” Flake also said he could not endorse Trump and might even end up refusing to vote for him unless something changes.

    “It’s not just ill-informed or ignorant statements,” Flake told host Joe Scarborough, “but they suggest that when he’s president, you know after November, that perhaps he ought to go after that judge.” Flake added, “That’s a whole new level. It’s very disturbing.”

    “What standard is this?” Scarborough asked, after pointing out that Judge Curiel was born in Indiana. Scarborough added, “It’s not American.”

    “The whole thing that we Republicans say we’re against, this identity politics, to say that if you’re a certain gender or you’re a certain race that you have to vote that way,” Flake replied. “He’s just trying to confirm that stereotype that’s completely wrong. It’s offensive, it really is,” he added.

    Asked if there were reasons Trump should be president, Flake replied, “He’s the nominee. I hope that he changes.” Scarborough interrupted to ask if Flake was ready to endorse Trump. “No…no. It’s uncomfortable not having endorsed the Republican nominee, I have to say,” Flake replied, adding, “But I can’t at this point.” Flake said he could even end up in the same position as Jeb Bush, i.e. refusing to vote for Trump but supporting down-ballot GOP candidates.

    Later in the interview Flake was asked if he thought it was possible Arizona could wind up in the Democrats’ column in November. “Yes, I do,” Flake replied. He added, “Right-thinking Republicans want somebody who is serious, for example on immigration reform and saying that we’re going to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it is not a serious proposal.”

    “They want serious proposals on how to deal with this war on terrorism. Saying that you’re going to ban Muslims from entering the country is not a serious proposal. So it’s not just Hispanic voters that I’m concerned about, I am concerned about them, but it’s the broader electorate, broader Republicans.” . . . . .

    • East Valley Conservative says:

      Trump should use this equivocation from the junior AZ senator to his advantage, pointing out that he fits the classic definition of one who speaks out of both sides of his mouth on issues crucial to the safety and security of American citizens. Jeff McFlake is not a conservative and has never been one. He’s a libertarian who realized that he needed the Republican brand to win elections. He has used us. He and his mentor John McAwful are both committed amnesty supporters, who put together a pack of liberals and RINOs for the Gang of Eight amnesty push immediately after campaigning that they were for building a border wall. Neither of them is deserving of the vote of any rational Arizona voter. Aren’t you tired of being taken advantage of by political opportunists? I sure am !!