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California Will Be First State to Give Health Insurance to Undocumented Immigrants

California Will Be First State to Give Health Insurance to Undocumented Immigrants

Laughably, Newsom launches ad in Florida to persuade its citizens to move…to California.

Last weekend, with Biden aiming to scrap the “Remain in Mexico” policy, California Gov. Gavin Newsom released the Fiscal Year 2023 budget that includes offering undocumented immigrants, regardless of age, state-subsidized health insurance.

The expansion in healthcare is part of Medi-Cal, which already offers coverage for illegal immigrants younger than 26 and over 50 – as well as recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Now, the state is expanding that coverage option to 700,000 undocumented residents in the Golden State between the ages of 26-49 starting January 2024.

Migration continues to surge at the southern border with the third straight month of increased crossings in May.

Thousands of migrants part of a caravan that started in southern Mexico ended their travels toward the U.S. border just two days after setting off when they were handed permits to stay in the country for 30 days.

Mexican officials handed out 3,000 temporary residence permits on Sunday and ended the march of mostly Venezuelans and Central Americans.

Around the same time, Newsom ran a 30-second spot that aired in Florida that took shots at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his policies.

Freedom, it´s under attack in your state. Republican leaders, they´re banning books, making it harder to vote, restricting speech in classrooms, even criminalizing women and doctors,” Newsom says while images of DeSantis and former President Donald Trump flash on screen.

“I urge all of you living in Florida to join the fight. Or join us in California, where we still believe in freedom – freedom of speech, freedom to choose, freedom from hate and the freedom to love,” Newsom says.

Newsom has said he has no interest in running for president, but the ad is sure to stoke speculation that the 54-year-old Democrat is eyeing national office. DeSantis is a potential 2024 GOP candidate for the White House.

As a Californian, I found many of his ad statements laughable…especially those related to freedom. California remains under a state of emergency due to covid.

After more than 800 days, California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s declaration of a COVID-19 state of emergency remains in effect. Although Gov. Newsom has dropped most of the restrictions he unilaterally imposed under this emergency, he retains the power to reimpose lockdowns and other highly coercive measures without legislative intervention. The time has come to both end the COVID-19 state of emergency and to reconsider the ability of this or any future California governor to exercise emergency powers indefinitely.

Newsom has employed powers given to the governor under the 1970 California Emergency Services Act—a bipartisan measure signed by then-Gov. Ronald Reagan. As amended, the law contains an expansive definition of emergency, which includes “air pollution, fire, flood, storm, epidemic, riot, drought, cyberterrorism, sudden and severe energy shortage, plant or animal infestation or disease, the Governor’s warning of an earthquake or volcanic prediction, or an earthquake, or other conditions.”

Furthermore, under Newsom’s governance, many new terms have been created for illegal activity (e.g., crime tourism and follow-home robberies).

There were over 9,000 comments, many from California mocking Newsom’s assertions.

If this was a presidential run trial balloon, it floated….like lead.

Here’s a more accurate ad:


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Close The Fed | July 8, 2022 at 3:05 pm

Okay, let’s just outright piss on citizens and DECLARE, in ONE voice, citizens are PACK MULES for illegal and LEGAL Foreign Nationals.

Federalism for thee, I don’t want to hear one damn word when red states exercise federalism in their own fashions.

Close The Fed | July 8, 2022 at 3:07 pm

By the way, as a VETERAN, I haven’t been able to get a procedure done or even SCHEDULED with the Atlanta V.A. because they don’t have the employees to man the “Procedure” room.

    CommoChief in reply to Close The Fed. | July 9, 2022 at 8:07 am

    Contact your county veteran service office. You are able to go outside VA system when a particular service has a 30 day wait list. They can help file the paperwork and VA will pay the claim. They can also help find a physician or other provider for the procedure.

      Close The Fed in reply to CommoChief. | July 9, 2022 at 9:28 am

      Thank you. They claimed they would refer me for outside care, but didn’t do it….

        CommoChief in reply to Close The Fed. | July 9, 2022 at 10:39 am

        Another route is the ombudsmen at the VA facility. They work much like an IG does. They can’t ‘order’ the right thing but done but they can establish that it wasn’t done. Adding that paper trail to your claims or request is usually beneficial.

2smartforlibs | July 8, 2022 at 3:09 pm

While he’s running ads in Fl telling business to return to Liberalfornia

    Another Voice in reply to 2smartforlibs. | July 9, 2022 at 11:05 am

    Perfect time for Texas Gov. Abbott, who is moving the illegals back to sit out their time at the border to be processed, to instead move them 1500 miles west and drop them off in San Diego. At an average 160,000 illegals each month, Gov. Newsom can increase the current estimated of 700,000 illegals exponentially by November. He’ll find out quickly in November if this is a winning platform of “Reform”.

Close The Fed | July 8, 2022 at 3:10 pm

Our roads are clogged, our schools are burdened by non-English speakers, our hospitals required to serve all manner of foreigners at no expense to the foreigner….

Blow off, leftists. You couldn’t maintain – much less create – a successful society, even though you were HANDED ONE on a silver platter.

The left’s only ability is to destroy while the very small slice of society it represents maintains its own prosperity. You can destroy 20 million people, yet still keep the top 500 in luxury…. for a while, at least.

In the end, the U.S.S.R. wasn’t very good at it, as Boris Yeltsin discovered in Dallas, Texas. I think it was Dallas.

They’re not “undocumented immigrants.” They’re “Illegal Aliens.”

That’s right Leslie!

They are Illegal Aliens!!!

Never forget

Illegal, illegal, illegal!!!

Health insurance on 700,000 (maybe a million by 2024) at a few thousand dollars each will cost Billions. Every other state should advertise that and pay their bus fare to California, so they leave Florida, Texas, etc.

Criminalizing women? Is it illegal to carry a woman now?

Any bets on how long it takes to burn through California’s alleged budget surplus?

And what happens when they run out of other people’s money?

    danvillemom in reply to Gosport. | July 8, 2022 at 5:27 pm

    They should be using the surplus to paydown the state employee’s pension plan shortfall…instead they will just dump the problem on the tax payers when it is a crisis ….reason #5000 why we left this hell hole called CA.

    gonzotx in reply to Gosport. | July 8, 2022 at 5:33 pm

    Lol what surplus

    Dimsdale in reply to Gosport. | July 8, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    The hit on the federal gov’t, so we can all pay for their largesse.

    Gosport in reply to Gosport. | July 9, 2022 at 12:10 am

    In May 2022 Newsom claimed California had a “historic $97.5 billion budget surplus”.

    What he didn’t say is that a significant portion of that consists of federal pandemic aid dollars that California is sitting on, not state tax revenues.

    It’s not a bottomless money pit, it’s a windfall.

Ghost Rider | July 8, 2022 at 3:48 pm

Dumb, dumb, dumb……… that’s about all you can say about California. The first rule of government is that which you subsidize you get more of.

On the bright side, turning California into an illegal alien magnet might suck them out of other states.

    Dimsdale in reply to Gosport. | July 8, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    Exactly! Turn any Biden invasion buses around and point them to CA.

    Plenty of on street housing. And sanitation…

Every red state Governor should provide all illegal aliens with 1 way bus fare to California for healthcare.

    henrybowman in reply to BuckIV. | July 8, 2022 at 4:30 pm

    My first thought was, wouldn’t it be super if Gavin’s ad persuaded lots of those Biden refugees who were secretly bused or flown into Florida to make their way to California instead.

Let’s reward foreigners for invading our country with free health care. What could possibly go wrong?

    henrybowman in reply to Socratease. | July 8, 2022 at 4:29 pm

    Hey, let’s not forget — every single hand raised up when that question was asked of all the Democrat presidential contenders when they were onstage at their primary debate.
    (I guess Joe was lying, as usual, because he’s had two years and Gavin beat him to it.)

How do you like your Marxists California?
They are not going anywhere real soon because ythey have anchored themselves in office.

Moon Battery | July 8, 2022 at 5:34 pm

How are they paying for it? I just don’t understand why we are paying for the healthcare for citizens of another country.

California can’t even fully fund their public worker pension obligations. They are nearly dead last in state worker pension funding. If I was a public union member, I’d be raking Newsome over the coals. But then again, public workers in California are not very smart.

    CommoChief in reply to Guardian79. | July 8, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    Yep. When the money isn’t there the beneficiaries will squeal. For good or ill the Biden admin injected $90 Billion into the PBGC which back stops pension funds; mostly funds run by private sector unions. Expect demands for similar treatment for public sector plans in fiscally irresponsible Cities and States to follow.

    The best reforms for long term solvency IMO are:
    1. Allow federal bankruptcy to override State Constitutional claims re payouts
    2. Require mark to market with 85% funding each quarter
    3. Disallow bond sale revenue to fund pension obligations; only current tax/fee revenue should be used

      Close The Fed in reply to CommoChief. | July 8, 2022 at 8:15 pm

      I upvoted you, but I don’t think mark-to-market is a good idea, unless it was done over a rolling 24 month period, or 36 month period.

      Markets can be too volatile.

        CommoChief in reply to Close The Fed. | July 8, 2022 at 8:38 pm

        A daily mark to market is pretty much the standard for the rest of the financial industry. So quarterly seems a huge deviation.

        When managers of public pension funds put investment dollars (from taxpayers) into riskier asset classes to generate a higher return (potentially) they need to account for those decisions in something close to real time.

        Without a mark to market being released no one but the managers know what the performance is in anything close to real time. Most public pensions publicly state an expected rate of return of 7% annually. Most come nowhere close to meeting that. These underperforming funds then require higher levels of money from either the participants or the City/State.

        If volatility is a concern choose more stable asset classes with a lower potential return. That’s the risk to reward tradeoff. Of course that would Mena higher taxes and increased contributions participants to fully fund the level of promised payouts.

          Close The Fed in reply to CommoChief. | July 8, 2022 at 11:03 pm

          Yes, the projected rates of return have always been ridiculous, but requiring transparency of the market value would be helpful, even if mark-to-market wasn’t adopted.

          Many assets, perhaps even most, go up and down with the market, but that doesn’t mean they are ill-advised investments. It’s unwise to pressure a fund to sell a good investment simply because the market goes down.

          I didn’t sell my house in 2009 when the value dropped, along with every one else’s homes values, by 50%. It was still a good investment.

          randian in reply to CommoChief. | July 8, 2022 at 11:43 pm

          There is no downside for public pension fund managers to invest in risky assets. If the bet pays off, they probably get big bonuses and the public sector unions demand large increases in pension benefits, which worsens the actuarial shortfall despite the investment gains. If the bet fails, the taxpayer makes up the deficit. The only loser here is obvious.

          CommoChief in reply to CommoChief. | July 9, 2022 at 8:00 am


          Mark to market is simply a valuation of the assets. No sale required just accurate and timely disclosure of performance.

          Example Fund has $1,000 total and buys 100 shares of xyz at $10 per share at opening. Closing value is $11. The fund now has a total value of $1,100.

Is greasy Newsolini so manifestly stupid that he thinks his indefensible, taxpayer-funded handouts to illegal aliens are going to be popular conceits in red and purple states?

The 2024 presidential election is going to be a lot of fun, watching either President Trump or Governor DeSantis crush Newsolini or harlot Harris.

There needs to be a “leftist flight tax” of about 99% for all the lefties that try to flee, finally realize that they have defected in their own beds and want to move outside CA and do it to other states.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair | July 8, 2022 at 8:21 pm

There are no “undocumented immigrants”.

First of all, to be an immigrant you have to be invited and legal. You cannot immigrate to a place where you are not allowed and are liable to be deported from at any moment.

Secondly, they are not undocumented. They have lots of documents. They are all citizens of some nation and they have passports and papers and all sorts of things. What they don’t have is permission to be in the United States. There is nothing “undocumented” about them. They are illegal. Period.

Subotai Bahadur | July 8, 2022 at 8:52 pm

If I am not mistaken, foreign invaders are allowed to vote in state and lower level elections in California. Toss in the free insurance and the welfare system, and I suspect that the Mexican State of Alta California will be born soon.

Subotai Bahadur

    randian in reply to Subotai Bahadur. | July 8, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    If they can vote in state elections why would anybody think that they’d be prevented from voting in Federal elections?

      Subotai Bahadur in reply to randian. | July 9, 2022 at 12:00 am

      This being California, you can assume that not only will they not be prevented, they will be encouraged to vote in Federal elections.

      Subotai Bahadur

Gavin Newsom: Satanic Oprah. “YOU get an abortion, and YOU get an abortion, and YOU get an abortion….!

harleycowboy | July 9, 2022 at 10:09 am

When the big taxpayers say enough and move out
Kalipornia will run out of money. Soon. Very soon.

And many of the newly insured will not use their insurance, because a visit to a doctor or an urgent care requires a co-pay. So they go instead to the ER for all their needs–a broken bone or a school checkup.

I live in CA. The horror show that is our State Government will not rest until all Californians are: a) Government Employees b) Uber rich c) On welfare or d) In prison.

Paul Compton | July 9, 2022 at 7:13 pm

I guess everyone in California now has free health care: “No tengo documentos, no habla inglés, darme tratamiento médico” .

“Your name is Ted Jones!”

“no habla inglés”.