With the intense national debate currently raging about immigration in the United States, a topic that never seems to go out of vogue, California has decided to throw some gasoline on the fire by deciding to become the first state to give full health care benefits to illegal immigrants.
Oh, and take a wild guess who will be paying for this act of grace? If you said taxpayers, you win the prize. Actually, there is no prize, but thanks for playing anyway.
TheBlaze is reporting:
Democratic members of the California State Legislature came to agreement Sunday that would allow low-income adults between the ages of 19-25 who are illegally living in the U.S. to receive full taxpayer-funded health care benefits through California’s Medicaid program.
Officials estimate that 90,000 adults living in California meet the qualifications set under the agreement, the Associated Press reported. The program is expected to cost taxpayers $98 million per year.
The plan would take effect in January 2020, the Sacramento Bee reported. It is part of the state’s proposed $213 billion budget, which the Legislature is expected to approve this week.
Democrats are celebrating this move as a huge victory, and why wouldn’t they? Doing this assists them in taking illegals who have crossed the border and magically transforming them into lifelong Democratic voters. They expand their base and help collapse the free market system all at the same time.
Saul Alinsky would be so proud!
To help pay for the program, California is putting forth a brand new tax on people who don’t have health insurance, which is more or less resurrecting the individual mandate from Obamacare that was done away with by President Trump when he signed tax reform back in 2017.
So the California state government is penalizing it’s citizens for living in the country legally, while giving a new benefit a new benefit to those living here illegally.