California Democrat Wants Illegals to Get Free Government Healthcare

Who else but a Democrat and where else but in California would a lawmaker have the absolute chutzpah to suggest that the Affordable Care Act (or a reasonable facsimile thereof) be extended to cover people in the country illegally?

Cal Coast News reports that Democratic Sen. Ricardo Lara said he plans to introduce a bill in the state legislature that would provide Obamacare-type health insurance to illegal immigrants. Lara said that immigration status should be irrelevant if the goal of the federal law is to provide coverage for the uninsured.

Immigration status shouldn’t bar individuals from health coverage, especially since their taxes contribute to the growth of our economy.

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But the fact of the matter is that not all illegal immigrants pay taxes.

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