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California Set To Give Full Health Care Benefits To Low-Income Illegal Immigrants

California lawmakers released a final draft of the state’s 2020 budget late Sunday evening that would expand health care to illegal immigrants and cost taxpayers nearly $100 million per year.

Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom reached an agreement with Democrats in the state legislature to become the first state in the nation to provide full health care benefits to tens of thousands of illegal immigrants.

As part of a larger $213 billion budget, low-income illegal immigrants under the age of 26 will be eligible for California’s Medicaid program, Medi-Cal, reported The Sacramento Bee. Under the agreement, approximately 90,000 new individuals would qualify with an estimate price tag of $98 million annually.

California will begin taxing residents who don’t have health insurance in order to help ease the program’s financial burden, creating an individual-mandate penalty. Initially implemented under the Obama administration to help pay for the federal Affordable Care Act, more commonly referred to as Obamacare, Republicans rolled back the federal individual-mandate penalty in 2017.

California Democrats contend that an individual mandate fine will prevent premiums from skyrocketing.

“The budget agreement we’re finalizing tonight builds on the strong budget proposal of the governor, while adding significant legislative priorities,” said Democratic state Sen. Holly Mitchell, who spearheads the joint legislative budget committee. “The budget agreement maintains our agreement to responsible budgeting, which includes the largest reserves in history — over $20 billion — finally paying off the remaining wall of debt from the Great Recession and making supplemental pension payments.”

The California legislature is required to enact a budget before June 16 and a final vote is expected prior to the deadline. Democrats currently hold a supermajority in both the state House and Senate and the legislation is expected to pass.

When passed, the budget will be effective beginning Jan. 1,  2020.

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21 Comments
  • scot_belle says:

    Insanity, but for CA, this seems to be the new norm!

    • Mike says:

      CA is almost broke now. This just might send them over the edge.

    • genralk says:

      Pres. Trump need to arrest all these government officials for treason, then hang their filthy asses!

      • GINNY says:

        needs to release California from the USA, they won’t treat nor house the war veterans but will the illegal immigrants. Not protecting aMERICANS IS TREASON

    • Aline says:

      newsom, this POS, should be locked up with his beloved criminal illegals! I’m sure MS13 would have a field day with this jackass!

  • Walter Reef says:

    I have absolutely no problem with California giving health care to all the illegal immigrants as long as has NO FEDERAL money in it. This money I have paid taxes in and I did it all my life and I don’t care who it is I don’t want to see anyone getting money from it that did not pay into. It wasn’t meant to be a gift.

  • SusanP says:

    Gavin Newsom seems determined to bankrupt CA while he is governor. CA is already driving tourists away with the human waste filth in the streets. Newsom is only making things worse.

    Absolutely, ALL federal tax dollars should be withheld from CA until they elect a governor and legislature that are NOT insane.

    • Alan says:

      California is already bankrupt, , Physically , morely, and spiritually . 58 Billion in debt. HOW does THIS JACK ASS supposed to pay for any of this? This place is a dump, and L.A is a rat strewn HELL Hole. I can’t believe anyone would want to live there ?

  • CharlieSeattle says:

    Ha, haa, Haaa!

    Sacramento politicians took corporate bribes to make the tax payers pay for yet another perk for their illegal alien workers, so they do not have to!

    Ha, haa, Haaa!Ha, haa, Haaa! Gasp, tears! Ha, haa, Haaa!

  • fuddcat says:

    AGREED all!!!

  • Tom G says:

    California is going down the drain. Massive taxes are ruining the state.

  • Grant Fisk says:

    Please excuse my language BUT, I HATE THIS FRIGGING STATE!!!!! I wish the hell I could get the f**k out!!!! This headline was running in the news ticker at the bottom of the TV screen bragging about how the TAXPAYERS will be paying for it, And at the exact same time, the News they reported that Cancer Patients were suffering from financial distress. It was reported that more than HALF of cancer patients were forced to file Bankruptcy!!! The report also said that patients should consult with their Physicians and Financial Advisors before starting treatments so they knew what they were getting into!!!!!

  • Evangeline says:

    Good. Illegals will be flooding California even more. You can have them!

  • daren says:

    gotta love CA. if you can’t afford insurance for your family they will fine you so that they can pay for illegals. i can’t wait for the next election just to see if people in CA are getting fed up with this.

  • Toby says:

    Are the Vets and American homeless included in the free insurance?

  • Gary Gautreau says:

    It tells you something about democrats, when they have to pamper illegals to get their votes.

  • DIVINE JUSTICE says:

    MORE BAIT > FOR THE SLAVES TO ENTER IN & VOTE FOR THEIR GOV. PLANTATION SLAVE MASTERS AKA: *DEMS*! DESPITE THE FACT THAT THEY CAN NOT VOTE – THUS *FRAUDULENT* DISQUALIFIED VOTES !!
    GET READY CALIF. & OTHER ROGUE STATES > YOU MAY HAVE ALL YOUR VOTES *DQ’d* UNTIL YOU SUBMIT TO THE CONSTITUTION & LAWS OF THE LAND & HAVE BEEN MONITORED & VERIFIED!

  • Robert Griffiths says:

    California is now gods ashtray 🤯🤯🤢🤢🚬🚬🚬🚬🚬

  • Alen says:

    ” Originally part of the Obama care mandate? Excuse me, ASSHOLE politicians in CA. THAT”S tax payers money, you are burning. THE constitution prohibits ANY and all use of tax payer funds to to pay “Illegals any benefits. The is misappropriation of funding, and would be considered well-fare fraud. YOU LACK the federal authority to allocate funds. THIS is treason, and moron politicians in CA should be prosecuted.

  • Yank says:

    Good for them! Now, cut their federal funding in half seeing how California is doing that good that they can fund paying for all of the health care for the illegals!

  • FEDUP365 says:

    Don’t go to califrickenfornia, Don’t buy anything from califrickenfornia, DO NOT support califrickenfornia in any WAY SHAPE OR FORM. BOY COTT CA. BOYCOTT HOLLIWEIRD, BOYCOTT, BOYCOTT, BOYCOTT. STARVE THE BASTARDS OUT.

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