California Dems agree to full health benefits for many low-income illegal immigrants, in swipe at Trump | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


California Dems agree to full health benefits for many low-income illegal immigrants, in swipe at Trump

State officials have estimated the benefits would be available to about 90,000 low-income illegal immigrants at a cost of $98 million per year.

“While it’s not all we sought, it will provide a real tangible difference for people, especially for those around and below poverty and for middle income families who don’t get any help under the federal law,” Anthony Wright, executive director of advocacy group Health Access, said. Indeed, a family of four earning as much as six times the federal poverty level -- or more than $150,000 a year -- would be eligible to get about $100 a month from the government to help pay their monthly health insurance premiums.

To pay for part of it, the state agreed to start taxing people who don’t have health insurance. It’s a revival of the individual-mandate penalty that had been on the books nationwide under former President Barack Obama’s health-care law until Republicans in Congress eliminated it as part of the 2017 overhaul to the tax code.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What if those without health insurance, don't have any income to tax?!? What does the state of California do then?!?

What if people do not have the money to be taxed, without putting them out on the street?!?

I have come to understand, that one of the prerequisites of working for either for the State or Federal governments, is a pathological inability to see a scenario through to its logical conclusion.

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