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?