According to a report by CBS Sacramento, California State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones says more than one million Anthem Blue Cross of California subscribers have received cancellation notices. As the report notes, “the federal law requires policies to offer minimum levels of coverage, forcing companies to terminate many existing plans.”
So it sucks to be a US citizen and resident of California, but if you’re an illegal alien, it’s a different story altogether. In fact, our generous and benevolent federal government gave illegal aliens $29 million in prescription drugs from 2009 to 2011. But that doesn’t even include the nearly $92 million paid for health care. According to judicialwatch.org:
CMS, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), blew $29 million to cover Medicare Part D prescription drugs for 4,139 “unlawfully present” individuals that did not qualify for the benefit, according to an HHS Inspector General report. This occurred during a two-year period between 2009 and 2011, according to the agency watchdog.
If you think that’s bad, earlier this year CMS paid $91.6 million to health care providers to cover 2,600 ineligible illegal aliens. A 1996 law specifically prohibits illegal immigrants from getting federal healthcare benefits such as Medicare and Medicaid yet it continues to occur, despite audits exposing the violations. How? Because CMS doesn’t have policies and procedures that could enable it to detect such “improper payments,” according to an HHS Inspector General report released in January.
How can anyone continue to defend this administration or this ACA? In California, certainly many residents would like to add another “C” to that acronym…