“Deepest Beliefs”: In Xavier Becerra’s Quest for Immigrant Healthcare
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Shortly after Obama’s speech to Congress in September 2009, Becerra was one of the few lawmakers who had a heated meeting with Obama on the matter in the Oval Office.
“[Obama’s team] were there to tell us they wouldn’t make it, ”said Gonzalez, the Texas Democrat. “We went out and people were frustrated and still angry.”
According to health care professionals, if Becerra were confirmed as head of HHS, he would have multiple options to help undocumented immigrants. The least complicated way would be to give them access to Obamacare exchanges without government subsidies. He could also encourage states to expand …