Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Ghost of Joe Wilson and Health Care in California

Anyone remember this?

Yeah, about that. He may have broken with decorum and rudely interrupted the President, but it appears that Joe Wilson wasn't wrong. So he's got that going for him.

From Forbes:
State Senator Richard Lara has already moved a bill through the California State Senate that would allow illegal immigrants to buy unsubsidized health insurance in the state’s Obamacare exchange. The state would have to receive a federal waiver from the Obama administration before implementing it.

The bill would also extend coverage to illegal residents under the age of 19 to enroll in California’s fully paid-for Medicaid program.

The Pew Research Center has estimated that there are 2.5 million illegal immigrants in California.
Advantage Joe Wilson, unless the Obama Administration comes out and flatly rejects the idea that they'll grant the waiver request. Anyone want to place some bets on how that's going to go?

1 comment:

  1. I am not sure that what Joe Wilson said denigrated the President. Perhaps he meant it that way, but it appears, as the truth comes out, that it was high praise rather than denigration.