State lawmakers in Oregon have added something major to their political agenda recently: free medicaid for illegal immigrants.
Democratic Governor Kate Brown is expected to sign the bill that was just passed by state lawmakers. Representative Maxine Waters, co-sponsor of the bill, explained why it was needed in Oregon.
“From an economic standpoint, this is just common sense policy. …Right now, people who can’t afford basic preventative care are relying on emergency services…,” she stated.
And while the bill has plenty of support from Oregon officials, it is creating a political firestorm elsewhere. Attorney Peter Lumaj has described the bill as “an insult to every American citizen.”