Geographical Realities Shape GOP Divide Over Health Law Access For Immigrants
Five GOP members of Congress from California have declined to sign a letter from their colleagues demanding the Obama administration shoot down the request to allow immigrants who are in the country illegally buy subsidized plans from Covered California.
Obamacare For Immigrants Divides California's GOP
California’s proposal to let undocumented immigrants purchase unsubsidized Obamacare plans is creating a divide among Republicans in the state’s congressional delegation. Five GOP lawmakers from the state — including House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — declined to sign a letter from their colleagues demanding the Obama administration shoot down the request, the first in the country. The split reflects the geographic realities of the areas they represent, GOP strategists say. Latinos make up a substantial chunk of voters in some GOP-held districts. (Pradhan, 7/8)
In other news, Sonoma County's wine industry is stepping in to help its farmworkers —
The Press Democrat:
Sonoma County Wine Industry Responds To Farmworkers’ Plight
The activity comes after an unsparing report last year by the county’s Department of Health Services and California Human Development, a nonprofit that works with farmworkers, which brought additional scrutiny to the multibillion-dollar industry. ....The survey found only 30 percent of the county’s farmworkers reported having health insurance coverage, compared to 86 percent of all county adults.