California lawmakers pushing waiver application that would allow illegal immigrants to purchase Obamacare
State lawmakers in California are scrambling to get approval on a waiver that would permit illegal immigrants in California to purchase Obamacare health insurance.
California first made its request, known as a “1332 waiver,” earlier this year. But the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services sent the application back as incomplete in mid-November.
[Democrat State Sen. Ricardo] Lara said they resubmitted their proposal last week and are hoping for a final expedited review before Mr. Trump, who has taken a harder stance on illegal immigrants, takes office.
Authored by Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, the “1332” waiver program allows states to act as laboratories for health care reform starting in 2017, freeing them to go around what Obamacare prescribes while keeping the money it would have received in the form of taxpayer subsidies under the law.
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