Saturday, May 9, 2015

Proposed Medicaid For ILLEGALS Could Cost Californian Taxpayers $740 Million Annually

California is considering dropping nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars every year to provide health insurance for illegal immigrants in the state.
A new Senate fiscal analysis found the proposal to extend subsidized health insurance to illegal immigrants in the state and to allow others to purchase coverage, could cost as much as $740 million annually, reported the Los Angeles Times.
Federal law already requires California to provide emergency and pregnancy services to its estimated 2.5 million illegal immigrants through California’s Medicaid program Medi-Cal. Those services cost the state and federal government a combined $1.1 billion last year.
The new proposal would extend Medi-Cal eligibility or the opportunity to purchase a private insurance plan to all illegal immigrants. Those with lower incomes could sign up for free Medi-Cal coverage, and those with higher incomes could purchase a plan through a special marketplace administered by California’s Obamacare exchange.
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