California is home to 40% of the nation’s illegal immigrants.
If California Democrats get their way, that percentage will continue to grow.
California wants to provide full health benefits to illegal immigrants under the age of 26.
This incentive would likely entice more parents to bring their children across the border into California. Having their children’s health care paid for would give them incentive to make the trek to America.
California Democrats to Fund Health Benefits to Illegal Immigrants Under Age 26
According to The Sacramento Bee, “the agreement includes funding to let undocumented young adults under age 26 enroll in Medi-Cal, the state’s health insurance program for low-income Californians.”
The budget deal is set to cost Californians $98 million in 2020. It will make California the first state in the union to allow undocumented adults to sign up for state-funded health coverage.
How is California going to pay for this?
Answer: Just like the Dems funded Obamacare.
That’s a great idea, because Obamacare is working so well.
The Bee reported, “The budget includes a fine on people who don’t buy health insurance known as an individual mandate. The fines were initially implemented as part of the federal Affordable Care Act law known as Obamacare, but Republicans acted in 2017 to roll them back.”
Apparently, the California Dems didn’t pay attention to the news the past 10 years.
California Governor Gavin Newsom had the gall to say that reimposing the penalty at the state level will shore up the state’s insurance marketplace and keep premiums from rising dramatically.
Newsom must have had his head buried in sand for the past decade if he believes that an individual mandate will keep premiums lower and the market stable.
Obamacare has caused great disruption in the marketplace. Many states had insurance companies move out of their markets completely, causing a health insurance “death spiral.”
The program was dubbed the “Affordable Care Act.” It has been anything but affordable.
President Obama promised Americans that they could keep their doctor if they wanted.
That was a lie.
Why should Californians believe another Democratic leader when Obamacare has been such a miserable failure?
The truth is California has gone so far left, the truth doesn’t matter anymore. The results of government-mandated health care are evident, and they aren’t good results.
Providing health care for those who crossed our southern border illegally is an unfair burden to be placed on hardworking taxpayers, and will serve as a punishment to those who will suffer higher prices as a result of the Democrats’ “free health care” giveaway.
California isn’t the only place where illegal immigrants receive benefits from the government.
It is a nationwide issue.
A study published by FAIR in 2017 showed that illegal immigrants receive more than $100 billion a year in benefits. More than 25,000 undocumented workers receive subsidized housing, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Children of illegals receive free education and English lessons, as well as free school lunches.
Hospitals and clinics are required to provide urgent medical care to illegals.
That is just to name a few.
Now, add government-funded health care for illegals under 26 in California to that total.