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Meadows: ‘We are still optimistic’ Trump will be discharged from Walter Reed ‘later today’

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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows told Fox News Monday that President Donald Trump’s condition amid his COVID-19 diagnosis is still improving and he’s “optimistic” that Trump “will be able to return to the White House later today,” according to Fox News Chief White House Correspondent John Roberts. Trump’s doctors also said the President could be released Monday if his condition continued to improve.

The President began his treatment shortly after being diagnosed with COVID-19 and after he was transferred from the White House to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Friday. During his treatment at the hospital, Trump has received a cocktail of drugs including the anti-viral medication Remdesivir, monoclonal antibodies, and an anti-inflammatory steroid dexamethasone. Trump also reportedly briefly received oxygen when his levels dropped on Friday.

Trump has been in good spirits and is still working in his official capacity, according to his doctors and the President himself, who has been delivering messages to his Twitter followers in videos he’s posted to his Twitter profile throughout the weekend. Trump also surprised a number of his supporters stationed outside of the hospital Sunday with a motorcade drive by.

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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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