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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Nebraska woman who detransitioned sues doctors who facilitated removal of ‘healthy breasts’ when she was a teen battling mental health
Nebraska woman Luka Hein is suing Nebraska Medicine, the Nebraska Medical Center, and University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Physicians who facilitated in her gender transition when she was a teenager; Hein has since detransitioned.
Hein, who is being represented by the Center for American Liberty, filed the suit last week, for removal of her healthy breasts when she was a depressed teenager who struggled with mental health.
“Proceeding straight to breast amputation in a depressed, anxiety-ridden, gender-confused adolescent, who was incapable of understanding the lasting consequences of her decision, constitutes negligence for which Defendants are jointly and severally liable,” the lawsuit states.
Fox News reports:
Throughout adolescence, Hein struggled with her mental health and traumatic experiences, including being allegedly groomed and threatened by an adult man. She had serious mental-health struggles at age 13. By 15 she was diagnosed with “gender identity disorder” and put on a fast track to have her breasts removed, according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit claims that despite Hein’s history, doctors rushed her into gender transition without considering her psychological comorbidities. It says the defendants used deceptive euphemisms and unscientific terminology to sell gender-transition procedures to Hein.
For instance, their use of the phrase “masculinizing hormone therapy” was misleading as the process does not heal the patient but does “inflict harm that causes malfunctioning and malformation of the teenage body and brain,” according to the lawsuit. Testosterone injections, which Hein received as part of her attempted sex change, can cause many negative side effects including high blood pressure and permanent bodily changes such as the development of an Adam’s apple, deepening of the voice, abnormal hair growth, and male pattern balding of the scalp.
The lawsuit says defendants were also negligent in other ways, such as in their shifting from a standard medical diagnosis to the “affirming care” model, which embraces a person’s gender delusion as fact and discourages questioning.
Allegedly one doctor, Nahia J. Amoura, was prepared to go even further. “About a year after starting Luka on testosterone, Dr. Amoura recommended to Luka that she surgically remove her uterus in a partial hysterectomy as the next step in her ‘transition,’” the lawsuit states. The hysterectomy would have permanently sterilized Hein and created hormonal imbalances that would have required long-term medical follow-ups.
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