Ok, I have found out the following. Via this document, I found that they aren’t supposed to be adding DACA/DAPA illegals to Get Covered Illinois. However, they also said, conveniently for cheaters, that:
GCI Screening Tool does not include any questions about immigration/non-citizen status and, therefore, some people who have income below the Medicaid level but are not eligible for Medicaid due to their immigration status are sent to apply for Medicaid by mistake.
At this time, GCI does not plan to add an immigration question to the screening tool because it is too difficult to distinguish between eligible and ineligible non-citizen categories in a all purpose screening tool.
Interestingly, in late 2015, while at an Illinois government building, I found a pamphlet for a DACA/DAPA event that would be held in late January 2016. It involved the following groups:
Youth Service Bureau of Illinois Valley
Bureau and Putnam County Health Department
Illinois Valley Community College
Computax Servicos and Associotos
Illinois Department of Human Services
Schweickert & Ganassin LLP
El Mercado Official de Cobertura Medica
Illinois Coalition for Immigration and Refugee Rights
Community Health Partnership of Illinois
I wonder, what is Get Covered Illinois doing at a DACA/DAPA event if illegals aren’t supposed to be put into Get Covered Illinois? Though I can’t prove it, I do think that they were told how to sign up for Get Covered Illinois, which is the Illinois Obamacare exchange, knowing full well that there was no screener to keep the illegals out.
Furthermore, I found here that in 2016, the state of Illinois Senate was trying to pass a bill that would add at least 1000 illegal alien kids to the All Kids Program (which is backed by Medicaid) while also cutting money to 1200 of the state’s own LEGAL disabled children. In addition, in 2012, Illinois appears to have cut benefits for legal disabled Illinois residents while increasing benefits for illegals.
Furthermore, I happen to know that in 2016, people were lobbying the state of Illinois to NOT decrease benefits for the disabled due to the budget cuts. The lobbying ended up being unsuccessful. So apparently the state of Illinois cares more for illegal aliens than they do about the disabled of their own state.
Also, on this site called Illinois Health Matters, I found that:
Undocumented non-citizens are the one population that doesn’t benefit under the ACA. However, they can still obtain coverage and other services, via local health departments and clinics (). In some cases, Medicaid or financial assistance may be available. This fact sheet, developed by the UIC Training Team, provides the details.
So it appears that illegals can sometimes get Medicaid too. (And apparently, the geniuses at Capital Hill haven’t bothered to deal with that issue with Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, but have kept that little provision around in their RINOCare bill.) Here are the coverage options for illegals that Illinois Heath Matters has listed on their site.
Furthermore, I found this Fox News article that says that, nationwide I’m assuming, that illegals have benefited from up to $750,000,000 in Obamacare subsidies. ( Which I’m assuming that Amnesty-loving, America-hating RINOs in Congress didn’t bother to remove with their RINOCare bill!!!)
Yep, sure enough, according to here, RINOCare continues the policy of letting illegals apply with fake IDs and get away with it! Apparently, Obamacare navigators were signing up illegals for Obamacare and our DISGRACEFUL RINO Congress is going to allow this lawlessness to continue!
So, in light of that, it could well be that they had Obamacare navigators at that DACA/DAPA event showing them how to illegally sign up for Obamacare.