Sunday, May 27, 2018

California Wants To Become The First State To Offer Free Health Care To Illegal Immigrants

The plan would cost California an estimated $3 billion per year.
California lawmakers are poised to make the state the first in the nation to expand Medicaid benefits to adult "undocumented" immigrants, at a cost of more than $3 billion per year to California taxpayers.
According to Politico, the proposal would greatly expand an existing program that grants Medicaid benefits to the children of illegal immigrants, California Governor Jerry Brown has been particularly proud of this program, largely because it's a direct attack on President Donald Trump who wants stricter, not looser, curbs on immigration, and more attention paid to how immigration ends up costing taxpayers.
“California has never waited for the federal government, or for a political climate, to be able to take leadership on a whole host of issues,” state Sen. Ricardo Lara, who authored the Medicaid expansion bill.
The cost of California's "generosity" will fall on California taxpayers.
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