Oregon lawmakers pass bill to make illegal immigrants eligible for Medicaid, Dem gov expected to sign into law

Joe Wilson knew, then, when he shouted that Obama was lying about illegals getting medical coverage covered by American tax dollars.

We all know what the left has in store for us. We always know.


Oregon’s State Senate on Saturday passed a bill that would make illegal immigrants in the state eligible for Medicaid-funded medical services — sending the legislation to Democratic Gov. Kate Brown for signature.

The bill, HB 335, expands eligibility to adults who would otherwise qualify for Medicaid-funded state medical assistance program but are excluded due to their immigration status. It passed 17-11 in the Senate, after having passed the House 37-21 earlier this week.

The development was first reported by The Lund Report, an Oregon-based outlet. The outlet had previously cited estimates that there are more than 110,000 illegal immigrants in the state and that the program would cost $100 million in the next two years.

Lawmakers in favor of the bill had estimated that the bill “would expand Medicaid coverage to include approximately 100,000 Oregonians who would otherwise be eligible except for their status as undocumented immigrants.” 

“When opportunities in our state are withheld from a specific class of people, we perpetuate systems of inequity,” the lawmakers argued in The Oregonian. “As legislators of color, we believe it is important to challenge the injustices that have been in our nation and state since their founding.” 

The bill is likely to be signed by Brown, a Democrat, who had previously expressed support for the “Cover All People” proposal.


11 Comments on Oregon lawmakers pass bill to make illegal immigrants eligible for Medicaid, Dem gov expected to sign into law

  1. The motherfuckers that dream this shit up will not pay a nickel to help pay for it nor will it effect their lives in any way unless we hang their sorry asses.

  2. Democrats can’t sell their ideas to the majority of people so in typical fashion they BUY their constituents with money provided by other people.

  3. The Great Experiment, as I keep saying.
    However – although I don’t care whether they give the entire state to illegal aliens, I do have an issue with any federal laws (particularly border/immigration) as they affect the entire country.
    But then the current federal administration is ignoring those laws anyway.

  4. Aiding/Abetting/Harboring an illegal alien is a violation of existing federal law. Where is ONE ethical Constitutional attorney who will charge these corrupted politicians who reward v prosecute the illegal aliens who have invaded our country?

  5. The utterly stupidest, insane, corrupt fools imaginable are in charge everywhere. America is on the brink of destruction. Their remedy is to pour more gas on the fire and to keep digging in the hole of destruction.


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