California Becomes The First State To Health Benefits Funded By Tax Payers To…
Leave it up to California to continue to mess things up. Mark my words, people are going to be leaving in droves.
California is now giving illegal immigrants taxpayer-funded health benefits up to the age of 26 years old.
This is going to eventually start attracting more and more immigrants to California and run everyone else out.
According to Fox News,
Gov. Gavin Newsom, D-Calif., signed a bill into law on Tuesday making young illegal immigrants eligible for the Medicaid program in California, making it the first state to offer such taxpayer-funded health benefits to low-income adults age 25 and younger regardless of their immigration status.
State officials said they expected the plan to cover about 90,000 people and cost taxpayers $98 million. California already covered children 18 and younger regardless of immigration status.
The law will not give health insurance benefits to everyone 25 and younger, but only those whose income is low enough to qualify.
This has been in the works for a while and it looks like it is only the second step in a longer stairway to their ultimate goal which is universal healthcare for all immigrants and ultimately for every U.S. citizen.
While the state has expanded options for children and young adults, most undocumented people in California still have limited access to health care. They can sign up for “restricted” Medi-Cal, but it only covers emergencies and pregnancy-related care. Many people on this plan end up putting off treatment or turning to county clinics for help.
Supporters who want to further expand Medi-Cal to all residents say that move would boost public health and bring down emergency room costs. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has vowed to make everyone eligible.
“We believe in universal health care,” he said during a speech this month. “Universal health care’s a right, and we’re delivering it — regardless of immigration status — to everyone up to the age of 26, and we’re gonna get the rest of that done, mark my words.”
But after months of debate at the California State Capitol, proposals to offer Medi-Cal to all undocumented adults, as well as a push to cover undocumented seniors, were deemed too costly.
So if even California is saying that it is too costly, how on Earth is this supposed to happen for every single person in the United States? We have over 300 million people.