As lawmakers in Washington are formulating the best method of providing healthcare coverage to Americans, California is moving forward with its own plan.
The bill introduced by California’s state legislature is not only endeavoring to have all their residents covered, but their illegal immigrants as well.
While the Trump administration discusses plans to repeal and replace Obamacare, California has introduced “The Healthy California Act,” which would institute socialized healthcare covering all undocumented residents of California, including illegal immigrants.
Mercury News reports:
In a surprise move made in response to President Donald Trump’s push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, two California lawmakers Friday introduced legislation to replace private medical insurance with a government health care system covering all 38 million Californians — including its undocumented residents.
This bill may just be wishful thinking though as it does not identify how the State will pay for this coverage:
The Healthy California Act, co-authored by Sen. Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, was submitted just before the deadline for new legislation. It doesn’t yet offer many specifics other than the lawmakers’ intent: to create a so-called single-payer system that would pay for coverage for everyone.