Immigrant Health Insurance


California, via Jerry Brown, will become the first state to ask federal officials to allow immigrants here illegally to buy insurance through its state health exchange.  This is really interesting.  I am not going to get too political about immigration here but my biggest concern was that they would be getting the government subsidies to buy insurance but supposedly not:

They would not receive public subsidies to reduce the cost of buying insurance.

So, they are paying full price?  Does anyone believe that would happen?  A family of four illegal immigrants will be paying $13,000 a year for a plan with a $12,000 deductible for the family?  Sorry, not buying it.  Something smells fishy here.  The Democratic playbook has always been to get in with a trojan horse and then change the law later.  In other words, ask for inch and then another inch and so.  Dollars to donuts this clause gets changed.  You heard it here first.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  2 comments for “Immigrant Health Insurance

  1. Pat
    June 14, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    1. Obamacare was always the first fraud-step toward nationalized, single-payer health care, and population control.
    2. There is no justification for confiscating taxpayer wealth to give to non-citizens. Likewise it is obscene for physicians or medical groups to support such forcible efforts.
    3. Gargantuan health care schemes creating a status of “coverage” have increasingly little to do with care, and there is nothing authentic about their assumptions.
    4. The American Indians had a very poor immigration policy. We should learn from them.

  2. Sir Hakum of Hugo
    June 14, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    I take care of many patients unable to qualify for assistance or able to purchase Obamacare plans. Many do need medical care, and are only able to do so because my hospital organization has a phenomenal indigent program, a large multi-specialty medical group, and federally supported pharmacy programs.

    I have long felt that if many of my patients left the country, renounced their citizenship, and crossed back in illegally, that they would get the financial and medical support they were previously unable to capture. Or claim to be a refugee.

    Not to disparage those coming to our country with needs, but we do a poor job of helping those who are already here, legally.

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