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CA Governor Signs Bill Extending Health Care To Illegal Immigrants

On Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law State Bill 104, which now extends health care benefits to illegal immigrants between the ages of 19-25, in addition to the law that already had guaranteed coverage to illegal immigrants under the age of 19.

The Hill noted, “The bill, introduced earlier this year, is estimated to cover about 90,000 low-income residents overall and comes with a roughly $98 million price tag.”

The bill states:

The federal Medicaid program prohibits payment to a state for medical assistance furnished to an alien who is not lawfully admitted for permanent residence or otherwise permanently residing in the United States under color of law.

Existing law requires that individuals under 19 years of age enrolled in restricted-scope Medi-Cal at the time the Director of Health Care Services makes a determination that systems have been programmed for implementation of these provisions be enrolled in the full scope of Medi-Cal benefits, if otherwise eligible. Existing law requires the department to maximize federal financial participation in implementing the provisions.

This bill would extend eligibility for full-scope Medi-Cal benefits to individuals 19 to 25 years of age, inclusive, and who are otherwise eligible for those benefits but for their immigration status. This bill would additionally require the department to claim federal financial participation to the extent that the department determines it is available, and to the extent that federal financial participation is not available, would require the department to use state funds. Because counties are required to make eligibility determinations and this bill would expand Medicaid eligibility, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Newsom was elected last November; before that, last August, he said that he planned on expanding Medicare to cover every Californian, even illegal immigrants. Newsom stated:

In September, Newsom doubled down, saying, “I did universal health care when I was mayor, fully implemented, regardless of pre-existing condition, ability to pay, and regardless of your immigration status. I’d like to see that extended to the rest of the state.”

A version of this story appears on the Daily Wire website.

14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. Stephen Russell

    July 11, 2019 at 1:21 am

    OK Feds defund MediCal plan.

    Awesome, shake up this BS for illegals, watch US lose 2028 Games

    • Roger D Mann

      July 11, 2019 at 6:40 am

      End Sanctuary Cities: TAKE ACTION NOW!
      Demand that the leaders of our communities stop protecting criminals!
      The illegal alien criminals could be your next door neighbor or live in your neighborhood or nearby! Don’t wait for a loved one to be raped or murdered by these criminal predators!
      Sanctuary Cities and states must help deport all illegal alien criminals so they can’t murder anymore Kate Steinle’s!
      It is up to the people to put an end to sanctuary cities and states, especially the people that live in those cities and states! People of America we must make our voices heard.
      WAKE UP CITIZEN TAXPAYER’S OF CALIFORNIA AND SUE YOUR STATE GOVERNMENT FOR STEALING YOUR MONEY TO PROVIDE FREE HEALTH CARE FOR ILLEGAL ALIEN CRIMINALS! YOU MUST SUE THIS ASS HOLE!

    • cheryl D.

      July 13, 2019 at 10:29 pm

      When they go “completely bankrupt,” not ONE PENNY of government money, for a bailout.

  2. Aline

    July 11, 2019 at 1:25 am

    Awww, you must be so proud of yourself, newspom, you piece of crap! Sooner or later, you’ll pay!

  3. Notalib

    July 11, 2019 at 1:34 am

    Elect a liberal Democrat to power and this is what you get. We, the citizen get to pick up the bill for “illegal aliens?” If this doesn’t open your eyes to what the liberals are I don’t know what will. This is the same governor who was mayor of SF, the poop city and the poop mayor. He paid millions to clean up human waste instead of handling and solving the homeless problem. We all paid for that, and it apparently on going. All liberal Democrat programs. I hope Trump comes in to this state with some heavy stomping boots.

    • Rob

      July 11, 2019 at 4:03 am

      How can this idiot put money out for the illegals and turn around and ask for money to help with recent earthquakes? Makes no frickin sense!

  4. Sandy

    July 11, 2019 at 1:35 am

    He’s allocating MILLIONS for free medical care for illegals and yet begs President Trump for relief money after the earthquakes. Pos

  5. FEDUP365

    July 11, 2019 at 1:45 am

    PHUC that Son of a Bitch, someone needs to take that Bastard out for a ride in the desert with a rope.

  6. Gayle

    July 11, 2019 at 1:45 am

    This crazy, crooked POS should be taking care of the Americans I. Is state that is homeless, and living in filth, feces, and drug filled streets! Californian’s ought to kick him out of office!

  7. Nell

    July 11, 2019 at 1:47 am

    This is the guy we hold responsible for turning the beautiful state of California into a s***hole! 😤

  8. MICHAEL G YANKO

    July 11, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    California is already lost. Nothing to see here, move along.

  9. Deb

    July 11, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    With all these AssHoles giving free health care and drivers license they will keep coming. The home of FREE stuff for them. Dam somebody knock some sense into these FOOLS.

  10. Steven Thomas Ganz

    July 11, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    I am going to change my name to Ganzolez

  11. Sharon Barton

    July 13, 2019 at 2:58 am

    You are a disgrace and an embarrassment to the United States and a traitor as well. You will pay for this atrocity in one way or another, you ignorant SOB!!!!!!

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