Far-Left California Governor Gavin Newsom to Extend Health Benefits to Illegal Aliens
Far-left California governor Gavin Newsom trashed Trump and promised “sanctuary to all who seek it” during his inauguration speech in January.
Fast forward several months later and Newsom is signing a proposed $213.5 billion budget that will include providing healthcare to the illegal aliens who have invaded California.
USA Today reported:
California was poised Monday to become the first state to provide health care coverage to young, low-income adults living in the country illegally after legislative leaders provided a thumbs-up to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s $98 million plan targeting almost 100,000 low-income adults.
The full Legislature still must sign off on the plan that would make such immigrants 19 to 25 eligible for Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program. The deal was a win for Newsom, who rejected as too expensive a state Senate plan to include adults 65 and older.
Anthony Wright, executive director of the advocacy group Health Access, said further expansion of the program could come in the future.
The move is part of a larger effort to ensure everyone in the state has access to health insurance. The proposal also makes California the first state to subsidize insurance for middle-income families. A family of four earning as much as six times the federal poverty level – or more than $150,000 a year – would be eligible for $100 a month from the government to help pay for insurance. Newsom had initially balked at the subsidy but ultimately relented.
Lawmakers have until Saturday to approve the budget or face losing their pay.
In February Governor Newsom pulled the National Guard troops from the US border with Mexico.
Newsom says California will not be a part of the Trump administration’s “manufactured crisis.”
Hardworking taxpayers of California are being forced to pay for illegal aliens from cradle to grave thanks to radical left-wing Democrats who have destroyed a once great state.