California lawmakers are now taking steps to allow undocumented immigrants to purchase health insurance through the Covered California Exchange. Kaiser Health News says the proposal “could engender a combustible reaction” particularly in an election year. Well, yeah.
What is interesting is that this can be considered a play by the Exchange to increase enrollment and thus bolster their failing fortunes. It is also a politically “correct” move – or not – by the government. Who is trying to impress whom…and how does this interact with federal law?