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CA Gov Newsom Unveils Plan to Provide Universal Health Care to all Illegal Immigrants

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California’s progressive politics are taking yet one more step forward. On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom revealed his new budget proposal which includes expanding the state’s Medi-Cal health coverage to all low-income illegal immigrants in the state.

National Review reports: “The Golden State already began offering coverage to low-income illegal immigrants 26 and under in 2019 and added coverage for those 55 and older last year. Now, the Democratic governor has proposed covering the remainder beginning no sooner than January 1, 2024.”

As the Associated Press notes, Newsom did not unveil a plan on how to pay for the massive additional costs, nor how he would phase in the coverage. This move makes California the first state to provide universal health care access for all residents regardless of legal status.

One legislative analysis estimated the cost could be upwards of $2.4 billion per year. National Review writes the expansion is included in Newsom’s $286 billion state budget which “makes use of a projected $45.7 billion surplus.”

Newsom’s bill does include $300 million to beef up law enforcement efforts, a necessary tool after liberal policies have increased retail theft tremendously. His bill also includes “$2 billion for mental health services, housing and cleaning homeless encampments to address the state’s homelessness problem.”

Newsom identifies “existential threats” that face the state as justification for his spending proposals. Those include the COVID-19 pandemic, wildfires and drought brought on by global warming, homelessness, income inequality which includes the lack of health insurance for illegal immigrants and public safety.

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  1. Victor Lavimodiere

    January 11, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    What is it gonna take for people to realize how out of control his polices are? How can ANY state afford a 286 BILLION DOLLAR budget?

  2. Kenneth Faint

    January 11, 2022 at 3:47 pm

    Good. I am glad that fool is going to give California’s taxpayers money. You get what you vote for.

  3. FatBurger

    January 11, 2022 at 5:27 pm

    Is anyone going to sue?

  4. Nate

    January 11, 2022 at 5:45 pm

    How will it be paid for? With tax revenue of course! Taxes will rise again in California, Newsome should allow equal opportunity camping for the homeless on his own property!

  5. TellTheTruth-2

    January 11, 2022 at 6:09 pm

    How wonderful. People living on the streets and without healthcare and he wants to to take care of crooks who break the law. He will be known a Governor Gruesom before I’m done.

  6. Kevin Tucker Jr.

    January 11, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    How about taking care of the homeless veteran population along with your American born citizens first.2nd Put the money you crooks stole back into policing and fire the dum ass prosecutors who don’t care.They should have canned your asz when they had the chance you hypocrite,but we all know you stole the vote like your pal Biden.Your a bunch of communists

  7. Profx

    January 12, 2022 at 9:58 am

    Gavin ruined his first marriage by cheating and is ruining my State, California, now. He gives us the highest taxes in the nation while misspending our tax money. Currently Gavin gives over Five Billion dollars per Year to illegals. Universal Health care for illegals is just more of the same.
    Illegal means they broke the law from day one and were never vetted. In many cases they are the most uneducated from their original countries so of course they would be low income here too.
    Can ordinary citizens “identify” as illegals so we can get on Gavin’s gravy train? The only problem is that Marxism and Communism never work for the general population. Only the leaders prosper in the end.

  8. Stephane

    January 14, 2022 at 4:19 am

    The ILLEGALS hate abortion as much as we do!
    Children means care for old age, better family life when the children are there while working and adding to the family.
    ALL against the desires of the DEMON RATS like Gates who wants to DEPOPULATE the earth by 2 billion people!
    The socialists want a maximum of 1.3 child per family to keep a world going as they wish. ( even china asks people to make more kids after 40 years of ONE child per family!)
    Soon the DEMON RATS will realize their STUPID ideas are backfiring on them!

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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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