CA legislator: Covered California should cover illegals

CA legislator: Covered California should cover illegals

[Ed. – And the media want me to care about Chris Christie??]

State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) said immigration status should be irrelevant if the goal of the federal law is to provide coverage to the uninsured, so he will introduce legislation to involve the state in providing coverage to those in the country illegally.

“Immigration status shouldn’t bar individuals from health coverage, especially since their taxes contribute to the growth of our economy,” Lara said.

The federal law bars those in the country illegally from obtaining coverage through Covered California, the state health insurance exchange.