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Biden to require walking boot after fracturing his ankle

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President-elect Joe Biden was reportedly injured while playing with this dog this weekend and will need to wear a walking boot for several weeks, his doctor said Sunday.

It was initially believed he had twisted his ankle but it was later confirmed by Dr. Kevin O’Connor, his personal physician, that Biden had fractured his right foot.

CT scans revealed small fractures to Biden’s lateral and intermediate cuneiform bones in the midsection of his right foot, said O’Connor.

“Follow up CT scan confirmed hairline fractures of President-elect Biden’s lateral and intermediate cuneiform bones, which are in the mid-foot. It is anticipated that he will likely require a walking boot for several weeks,” O’Connor said in a statement.

The fractures occurred Saturday while Biden was playing with his dog Major, one of the Bidens’ two German Shepherds.

President Donald Trump tweeted his best wishes for Biden’s recovery: “Get well soon!” 

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1333217873758654464

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CA to provide all low-income illegal immigrants health care at a cost of ‘$2.7 billion a year’

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On Thursday, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a $307.9 billion operating budget “that pledges to make all low-income adults eligible for the state’s Medicaid program by 2024 regardless of their immigration status” reports the Associated Press.

The guarantee of free health care for low-income immigrants here illegally, is a “move that will provide coverage for an additional 764,000 people at an eventual cost of about $2.7 billion a year” adds the AP.

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, a health care nonprofit, people living in the country illegally in 2020 accounted for roughly 7% of the population nationwide, or about 22.1 million people. The border crisis and number of migrants entering the United States illegally has skyrocketed to historic levels since 2020 when President Joe Biden took office.

Medicaid nationwide is the current combination of federal and state governments assisting Americans and low-income adults and children to receive free health care, but the federal government does not cover those living here illegally.

“Some states, including California, have used their own tax dollars to cover a portion of health care expenses for some low-income immigrants” reports the AP. “Now, California wants to be the first to do that for everyone.”

“This will represent the biggest expansion of coverage in the nation since the start of the Affordable Care Act in 2014,” said Anthony Wright, executive director of Health Access California, a statewide consumer health care advocacy group. “In California we recognize (that) everybody benefits when everyone is covered.”

While 92% of Californians currently have some form of health insurance, “that will change once this budget is fully implemented, as adults living in the country illegally make up one of the largest groups of people without insurance in the state” the AP concludes.

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