Left coast California Democrats are now trying to force the American taxpayer to give free Medicaid to all illegals over 19 years of age because, of course they are.
State Assembly member Joaquin Arambula from Fresno released his un-American idea on December 3, as reported by the Los Angeles Times.
As Daily Wire wrote:
If Arambula gets his way with Assembly Bill 4, the full benefits of the California Medical Assistance Program (Medi-Cal) would be available for all low-income earners, even if they are illegal immigrants. Under current law, all children in California, whether illegal immigrants or not, have access to Medi-Cal benefits including hospitalization, prescription drugs, oral, and vision care. According to a Senate Bill Policy Committee analysis, by the end of 2017, 218,571 children who were illegal immigrants had enrolled in full-scope Medi-Cal.
It was reported that 1.8 million illegals without medical insurance live in California.
Daily Wire went on:
Last April, Senate Bill 974, introduced by state Sen. Ricardo Lara passed the Senate health committee. It stated, “An individual who is under 19 years of age, or 65 years of age and older, and who does not have satisfactory immigration status or is unable to establish satisfactory immigration status, as required by Section 14011.2, shall be eligible for the full scope of Medi-Cal benefits, if he or she is otherwise eligible for benefits under this chapter.”
Arambula’s bill was later passed saying: “This bill would extend eligibility for full-scope Medi-Cal benefits to individuals who are under 26 years of age and who are otherwise eligible for those benefits but for their immigration status.”
Oddly enough, Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown was smart enough not to sign these bills into law. But that won’t save California from these terrible ideas because incoming California Gov. Gavin Newson is even worse than Brown and is likely to sign the next versions of these boondoggles.
Indeed, Newsom was altogether pleased with himself for implementing “universal healthcare” when he was mayor of San Francisco.
In any case, we all know what this means. California Democrats want to include law-breaking illegals in on a healthcare program that was supposed to be for needy Americans and they will want the federal government to foot the bill — meaning you and I, the American taxpayer, will be doling out free healthcare for illegals.
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