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Illegal Aliens to Get ‘Free’ Taxpayer-Funded Health Care on Jan. 1 in Deep-Blue State

Starting Jan. 1, 2024, California will become the first state in the nation to offer “free” healthcare to illegal aliens.

As the new year kicks off, the state is set to launch a new program that will allow all illegals of any age to utilize Medi-Cal, California’s version of the federal Medicaid program, according to ABC News.

Until now, illegal alien adults were not qualified to be given comprehensive health insurance, though they were allowed to be covered for certain emergency services, such as pregnancy complications, under Medi-Cal rules updated in 2014.

But, despite ongoing budget deficits, illegals in California have been steadily gaining more coverage over the years.

In 2015, the state legislature allowed for children to be entered into Medi-Cal. Then in 2019, Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law allowing illegals up to ages 25 to gain access to Medi-Cal. On the heels of that expansion, Medi-Cal was then opened up to illegals aged 50 and up.

According to California Democrat State Sen. María Elena Durazo, the expansion set to go into effect on Monday will allow the remainder of the illegal alien population, an additional 700,000 illegals, to enter Medi-Cal.

“This historic investment speaks to California’s commitment to health care as a human right,” Durazo proclaimed in a statement on her legislator’s website.

“This is a game-changer,” said Democrat Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, according to the New York Post. “It’s one of the most important pieces of legislation that’s gonna go through this house because the ability to give health care means the ability to live life without pain.”

Liberal Gov. Newsom also celebrated the massive expansion of Medi-Cal.

“In California, we believe everyone deserves access to quality, affordable health care coverage — regardless of income or immigration status,” Newsom’s office told ABC. “Through this expansion, we’re making sure families and communities across California are healthier, stronger, and able to get the care they need when they need it.”

Not everyone agrees that this huge expansion is a good idea.

“The expansion was a bad idea when the state’s coffers were flush. Now that California is struggling to make ends meet, using taxpayer money to cover non-citizens is simply irresponsible,” said Sally Pipes, CEO of the Pacific Research Institute think tank, according to Post.

Pipes added that many doctors are already refusing to take on patients covered under Medi-Cal because reimbursement rates to so low and slow in coming.

“Many on Medi-Cal are already having a hard time finding doctors to treat them because of low reimbursement rates these doctors receive from the government,” Pipes said. “If those on Medi-Cal can find a doctor, they are facing very long waits for care.”

The California Senate Republican Caucus also opposes the new program.

“The Governor proposes to spend an additional $2.2 billion General Fund annually to expand Medi-Cal eligibility to roughly 764,000 undocumented individuals ages 26 through 49, starting in 2024,” the legislative group wrote early this year. “This would be the final expansion of Medi-Cal to the undocumented population after recent expansions to roughly 203,000 undocumented children and young adults (age 25 and under) and 235,000 undocumented older adults (age 50 and above). Medi- Cal is already strained by serving 14.6 million Californians — more than a third of the state’s population. Adding 764,000 more individuals to the system will certainly exacerbate current provider access problems.”

The new medical coverage will set the state back an additional $3.1 billion per year in healthcare costs, and $1.2 billion in just the first six months, the Associated Press reported.

The expansion comes just as the state woke up to a $68 billion budget deficit, largely due to tax revenue decline because so many citizens and businesses moved away from the state.

Former President Donald Trump has also blasted California over these ongoing expansions of free offerings to illegals.

“If you look at what they’re doing in California, how they’re treating people, they don’t treat their people as well as they treat illegal immigrants,” Trump said in 2019. “So, at what point does it stop? It’s crazy what they’re doing. It’s crazy. And it’s mean, and it’s very unfair to our citizens.”

READ 21 COMMENTS
  • terry says:

    Give till it hurts.

  • Carrol says:

    So happy we are not in California anymore and not have to give my space & money away.
    Newsome is related to Pelosi so what do you expect from morons

  • Mario Lozano says:

    Instead of taxpayers footing the bill, how about freezing and confiscating all the Mexican cartel’s money to pay what they created? Mexican cartels are making billions per month selling their product here in this country and making billions helping these migrants get here!

  • Mario Lozano says:

    The Obama plan.
    All 8 rules are currently in play.
    How to create a social state by Saul Alinsky:
    There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state. The first is the most important.
    1. Healthcare – Control healthcare and you control the people.
    2. Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible; poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.
    3. Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
    4. Gun Control – Remove the ability to defend themselves from the government. That way you are able to create a police state.
    5. Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).
    6. Education – Take control of what people read and listen to – take control of what children learn in school.
    7. Religion – Remove the belief in the God from the government and schools.
    8. Class Welfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more disconnect, and it will be easier to take (tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.

    Does this sound like what is happening to the United States of America?
    Saul Alinsky merely simplified Vladimir Lenin’s original scheme for world conquest by communism, under Russian rule. Stalin described his converts as “Useful Idiots”
    The Useful idiots have destroyed every nation in which they have seized power and control. It is presently happening at an alarming rate in the US. “It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere”.

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