Covered California Board Votes To Allow Immigrants Illegally Here To Buy Insurance
Because the move would require federal and state legislation, the vote is largely a symbolic show of support for the idea.
The Sacramento Bee:
Undocumented Could Be Allowed To Buy Covered California Health Policy
In a move called both symbolic and practical, the Covered California board took the first step Thursday toward allowing undocumented residents to purchase health plans – with no state or federal subsidies – through California’s Obamacare marketplace. (Buck, 4/7)
The Modesto Bee:
Should Undocumented Immigrants Be Allowed To Purchase Obamacare Insurance?
Consumer groups and immigration advocates want state and federal government to allow undocumented immigrants to buy health insurance through the Covered California health exchange. Those families and individuals would have to pay full price for the coverage – without a taxpayer subsidy. (Carlson, 4/7)