California becomes 1st state to give taxpayer-funded health benefits to illegal immigrants

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Gov. Gavin Newsom, D-Calif., signed a bill into law on Tuesday making young illegal immigrants eligible for the Medicaid program in California, making it the first state to offer such taxpayer-funded health benefits to low-income adults age 25 and younger regardless of their immigration status.

State officials said they expected the plan to cover about 90,000 people and cost taxpayers $98 million. California already covered children 18 and younger regardless of immigration status. 

The law will not give health insurance benefits to everyone 25 and younger, but only those whose income is low enough to qualify.

Newsom and fellow Democrats in the state legislature said they planned to expand coverage to more adults in the years to come.

Advocates of the measure have called it a way to improve the health of immigrants in the state by providing them with access to the medical care they need.

Many immigrants in the country illegally already have been enrolled for some government-funded programs, but they covered only emergencies and pregnancies.

Democrats had pushed to expand the coverage to even more adults, but Newsom rejected the proposals, saying it would cost about $3.4 billion to provide coverage to all California adults living in the country illegally.

But, he still has vowed to keep expanding coverage in future years.

9 thoughts on “California becomes 1st state to give taxpayer-funded health benefits to illegal immigrants


  2. California shuts down tent cities but allows Jeff Epstein to do what ever the hell he wants there. They allow trannys to go into the womans restroom, but yet they ban self protection in violation of the Bill of Rights. California gives free medical to foreign invaders but refuses free benefits to American Nationals.

    I think it’s time to start taking our land back, California is leading the way to communism obviously.

  3. This is the very reason Democrats are disgusted of their leadership. More benefits are give to illegal immigrants than native born Americans and Veterans. I am sure this is a political decision since California has most likely more illegal immigrants than any other state in the Union. I am sure Texas and Arizona are very close. Good luck to you all as you bankrupt your states.

    1. We are individual free sovereign nationals for the united States of the Americas. F-k the democrats, f-k the republicans, and every other corporate entity. You give us nothing, you are not our leaders, you were supposed to be our employees. We are not your 14th Amendment subject citizens and we are going to take back what has been stolen from us through lies, deceit, fraud, and blatant violations of our Bill of Rights, and those who thought they could take our country from us are going to be tried and hung by the neck until dead.

  4. Unless you are a Hollyweird celeb hypocrite or tech oligarch–neither of whom pay taxes since they can offshore everything–if I was a taxpayer I’d leave California, job or no job. NOW! Either that or DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! (and, if you are gonna move to far west Texas, make sure you get your Texas license plate first…DPS LOVES to ticket California license plates!)

  5. Commiefornia. What a beautiful state. Stlil waiting for that big one to hit. Last one was a 7.1. Can it go 8, 9 or 10 and sink the damn place for good? I don’t think anyone will miss it. As a matter of fact, I think people will miss Atlantis more than Commiefornia.

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