Kayleigh McEnany, the National Press Secretary for the Donald J. Trump 2020 reelection campaign, has been selected by President Donald Trump as the new Press Secretary for the White House.
She is replacing Stephanie Grisham, who will be returning to her former duties with First Lady Melania Trump’s staff. Grisham will become the First Lady’s Chief of Staff and will be replacing Lindsay Reynolds, who resigned, according to the White House.
McEnany, who was on “The Sara Carter Show” Thursday, said Trump is “undeterred and resolute” in his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
“He acted early. Democrats are now on this new talking point saying you know why didn’t he act early while in fact he did on January 6th. He issued a travel advisory against China January 30 for those travel restrictions the same ones that Joe Biden called xenophobic,” McEnany said.
McEnany has been a defender of Trump and is frequently on television and radio shows.
According to reports, she was the first selection by incoming White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, the former Congressman of North Carolina.
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CA to provide all low-income illegal immigrants health care at a cost of ‘$2.7 billion a year’
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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