The State of California, despite facing a projected $68 billion deficit in the upcoming fiscal year, plans to begin the new year by extending “free” healthcare to all illegal aliens eligible for the state’s government-operated health insurance program.
Expanding access to its Medi-Cal health insurance initiative for low-income residents, California initially permitted the children of invaders to qualify for the taxpayer-funded program in 2015. Under Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom’s leadership, this initiative was further broadened to include illegal adults aged 19 to 25, including illegals who are over 50 years old.
Newsom wants to give taxpayer-funded health benefits to people who entered the country illegally and do not pay taxes.
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The New York Post reported:
Cash-strapped California will ring in the new year by offering free health care to all undocumented immigrants who qualify for the state’s government-run health insurance program.
The state, which faces a $68 billion deficit in the next fiscal year, has been steadily expanding access to its Medi-Cal health insurance program for low-income residents, allowing undocumented children to qualify for the taxpayer-funded program in 2015, then expanding it under Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom to cover undocumented adults between the ages of 19-25 and those over 50.
On Jan. 1, California will become the first state to offer free health care to all qualifying individuals — regardless of immigration status or age.
In May, Democrats in the California Legislature celebrated the budget deal struck by Newsom and state lawmakers that led to the latest Medi-Cal expansion, which will see some 700,000 undocumented immigrants, ages 26-49, obtain full coverage under the program.
“This historic investment speaks to California’s commitment to health care as a human right,” state Sen. María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles) said at the time.