Friday, October 17, 2014

Taxpayers Paid for Obamacare Subsidies for 115,000 Illegals in 2014 (10,500 in California Alone)

I can hear Rep. Joe Wilson screaming, "You Lie!" at President Obama as if it were yesterday.  

These dollars aren't coming back.  This is from Jennifer Medina at the New York Times
State officials plan to cancel coverage for about 10,500 people participating in the state health insurance exchange because they could not prove that they were citizens or legal residents of the United States. Covered California, the state-run insurance exchange, sent notices to nearly 150,000 people last month asking them to submit documentation to prove their legal status. Those living in the United States illegally are not eligible for insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Officials said that those who receive the “pre-termination” notices will be encouraged to respond with any documents that show they are living in the United States lawfully and receive insurance. More than 1.2 million people enrolled in California’s exchange this year. 
  • Last month, the Obama administration said it would end coverage for 115,000 people who had enrolled through the federal insurance marketplace, but could not prove they were legal immigrants. 
  • More than 35,000 residents in Florida lost coverage, as did 19,600 in Texas.