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California Moves Forward on Plans Offering Free Healthcare for Illegal Immigrants Under 26

California Moves Forward on Plans Offering Free Healthcare for Illegal Immigrants Under 26

Needs of legal Californians not as crucial as virtue signaling or resisting Trump.

I noted that on his inauguration day, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a dramatic Medi-Cal expansion to cover young illegal immigrant adults.

His dreams may become the California taxpayer’s nightmare thanks to the state legislature.

Some low-income adults in California living in the country illegally will soon get their health benefits paid for by taxpayers.

Democrats in the state Legislature on Sunday agreed to make adults between the ages of 19 and 25 eligible for the state’s Medicaid program. Not everyone will get those benefits, only people whose incomes are low enough to qualify for the program. State officials estimate the program will cover an additional 90,000 people at a cost of $98 million.

“California believes that health is a fundamental right,” said state Sen. Holly Mitchell, a Los Angeles Democrat who led the budget negotiations.

One benefit of living in a Democrat-run state is that I don’t have to wonder what will happen next. We are going to ride the Virtue Signal Time Bomb!

Sacramento’s Lawmakers have a June 15 deadline to pass the budget, which will take effect in July. The healthcare offering for illegal immigrants will begin just about the time people cast the first votes in the Presidential primary season. As a bonus, the Obamacare penalties will be imposed again on the state’s citizens.

The expansion will take effect Jan. 1, 2020, and cost $98 million in the upcoming fiscal year. It will make California the first state to allow undocumented adults to sign up for state-funded health coverage.

The budget includes a fine on people who don’t buy health insurance known as an individual mandate. The fines were initially implemented as part of the federal Affordable Care Act law known as Obamacare, but Republicans acted in 2017 to roll them back. Newsom and legislative leaders say re-imposing the penalty at the state level will shore up the state’s health insurance marketplace and keep premiums from rising dramatically.

Of course, this generous benefit is not enough for some. Cynthia Buiza, executive director of the California Immigrant Policy Center, thinks the exclusion of older illegal immigrants is unfair.

Buiza said lawmakers failed to achieve universal health care coverage, as they had pledged to do. “The exclusion of undocumented elders from the same health care their U.S. citizen neighbors are eligible for means beloved community members will suffer and die from treatable conditions.”

I sure hope all the free healthcare has Ebola coverage!

The reaction from those who pay both taxes and for their healthcare is

But what are the complaints of legal citizens with real fiscal and medical needs when compared with the warm, fuzzy feeling of building the base while leading the #ResistTrump movement?


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Another Voice | June 11, 2019 at 9:10 am

California – America’s First Socialized “Third World State”

Connivin Caniff | June 11, 2019 at 9:34 am

To counter all these despicable incentives to invade our country: President Trump, by Executive Order, should 1)Ban or impose large withholding against remittances; and 2) Lacking E-Verify, order the Justice Department and FBI to make it a No. 1 priority to crack down companies that employ illegals, throwing the book at them without mercy and making the illegal employees priority deportees – and make rewards available.

    When Slick Willie was Governor of AR he received many complaints from NW Arkansas about illegal aliens (working primarily in the processing plants). He encouraged a Federal Task Force to address the issue (or at least give the appearance). We worked to arrest those illegals with other criminal issues and missed one illegal with a warrant because INS had just deported him. INS told us not to worry, he’d be back within a couple of weeks or so. He was and we then arrested him. Without control of the border deportation is a very, very short term “fix”.

    Tom Servo in reply to Connivin Caniff. | June 11, 2019 at 10:06 am

    I can think of a much, much easier tactic to deal with this situation, one which has the benefit of being somewhat amusing. Simply put up large billboards at every border crossing in the country proclaiming “Free Health Care in California For All Immigrants!!!” and then either pick them up and drop them off there, or offer them a free bus ticket plus $100 to the heart of San Francisco. Every one.

    California loves them some immigrants so much, let’s ship 100,000 every month to San Fran and drop them off downtown.

      artichoke in reply to Tom Servo. | June 11, 2019 at 2:06 pm

      When Trump floated the idea of delivering illegals to sanctuary cities, Nancy Pelosi said that would be illegal. (I never understood why it would be illegal.)

      But now the illegals will go there themselves, especially the sick ones.

      According to the news story I read, California is doing this because they have a huge budget surplus. I guess lowering taxes just wouldn’t pass the laugh test.

For such an “inclusive” state (and Party) they have certainly showed their hand. The young illegal aliens are worth including in MediCal, the older illegal aliens aren’t worth the expenditure. And if these Socialists gain control of the country we older Americans can count on being second (or worse) rate citizens when it comes to their government controlled single payer health insurance. We just won’t be worth the expenditure.

    alaskabob in reply to Edward. | June 11, 2019 at 10:45 am

    There will be a single dose pill for you to take as Obama promised. It cures all ills…yours and what society thinks of your waste of their funds.

When Ca. goes belly up, remove its state status and declare it a territory of the US.

It is what the D’Rats want. As many illegals as possible crashing the border. It is their ultimate power base. Never mind it is becoming a 3rd world shithole, poor and destitute beggars are easier to please. It is what they want.

    artichoke in reply to CDR D. | June 11, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    They need the votes in-state for a referendum to cancel Prop. 13, after which the old white people will run away and they’ll have the place, with its irreplaceable location and natural resources, all to themselves.

judgeroybean | June 11, 2019 at 11:00 am

When dumping loads of illegals, don’t forget Hollywood!

It will end up costing a Hell of a lot more than $98 million.

$98,000,000.00/90,000=$1088.89 per person per year in medical costs. Who are they kidding?

    alaskabob in reply to ghost dog. | June 11, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    Some (most?) costs will be shifted to health care providers and health care centers.

    ufo destroyers in reply to ghost dog. | June 11, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    California is a 50% match state for Federal Medicaid funds. It may be that it will cost $98 million in state dollars to be matched by $98 million in federal funds bringing the total to $196 million. Or it could go the other way where $98 million is the total with $49M state and $49M federal. But since there is still a prohibition to pay for any illegal’s medical services except for ER with federal funds, it’s probably all state dollars.

Wow…they’ve got a lot of other people’s money to spend.

“California believes that health is a fundamental right,”

Really? I guess next time I get the Flu I know who to name in the lawsuit.

So California has an ‘unprecedented’ surplus. Wasn’t it just a couple of months back when Gavin Newsome was claiming there is a $2.0+ budget shortfall?

We also find out the Gov is also ‘stockpiling’ reserves for the economic ‘downturn’ to come.

Will the last Thinking Adult leaving the Third World-like California please shake the dirt off your sandals? Don’t worry about the lights, PG&E won’t have the resources to keep them on anyway.

Placing Americans second. So, emigration reform is out?

This is literally insurrection – the human debris that will swarm into California will spread across the US.

The swamp/left/islamic axis is seeking to create a US Weimar republic to seize power from. Then the murder will begin.

Time to RECALL Governor gavin newsome. Someone start the petitions, I’ll sign it 100%. His opponent doesn’t need a full MAGA platform, but believe it or not the majority of Californians are anti-illegal immigration (prop 187). I think this will sink his governorship.

This may catch some flak but what the heck. Our founding fathers envisioned a federation of individual states who could try things on their own when they felt it would benefit the citizens of their state. The only caveat was that they couldn’t impinge on the freedoms guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. If California wants to take California’s money and squander it providing health care for illegals, then as a State’s Rights advocate, I say go ahead. If it works for them, that’s okay because it probably would work in my home state. However, they have to have the responsibility of paying for it without becoming a burden on the rest of us. If this draws illegals to California, who am I to complain? Likewise, Arizona should have been able to enforce the Federal immigration laws as it is their state as well.

Estimated 90,000 will get healthcare.
LOL, once the word gets out the illegals will flock in from all over the world.
Eleventy billion might be a low estimate in a couple years.

It is not virtue signaling. They can’t win without the illegal immigrant vote. The POINT is to get them to flock here for the election. Sick or healthy, they don’t care.

The potential for a pandemic is truly frightening. The kids in school, the hospitality industry, the poop on the streets. A major health crisis is inevitable.

While tens of thousands of American citizens, many of them veterans, live on the streets of California’s cities, homeless and destitute, in filth and disease, this arrogant, pompous, excuse for a governor is giving hundreds of millions, if not billions, of taxpayer dollars away to take care of illegals. And for those who do not understand why, here is the deal. Countless numbers of illegals cross the California border every day, and the State of California immediately issues them driver’s licenses, instructing them to come back on Election Day each year and vote “D” and then they will continue to receive all the taxpayer-paid freebies and giveaways he has promised them. And this is also exactly why the Dems want to eliminate the Electoral College. Even with millions of illegal votes in key states, they can only win a given state once and get those Electoral votes, but if the election depends on just the number of individual votes, then without the Electoral College, the Left will win every election and take control of this country forever. And then we can all say goodbye to this country and anything called “freedom.”