A CA Reader Says San Joaquin Valley Shows Enormous Cost Of Covering Illegals Under Obamacare
October 15, 2009, 05:00 AM
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From: I. Chelini (e-mail her)

For anyone who wonders what the cost consequences of including illegal aliens under Obamacare would be, let them look to California`s immigrant-dominated San Joaquin Valley. There, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 25 percent of residents do not have insurance coverage. Many of them are illegal aliens. [25% in the Valley Lack Health Insurance, by Russell Clemings, Fresno Bee, October 3, 2009]

"Insurance" includes Medi-Cal or Medicare and not just employer-based or private insurance.

Extending Obamacare to illegal immigrants would merely increase the taxpayer tab that is already too high and supports a large portion of San Joaquin Valley`s population of 650,000 that shouldn`t be here to begin with.

Chelini lives in Fresno.