California is set to fund the healthcare costs for 40,000 illegal aliens residing in the state. A recent report from the Associated Press has the details on Governor Newsom’s new policy.
“California already pays for the health care expenses of low-income adults 25 and younger, regardless of their immigration status. A new law scheduled to take effect in January 2024 would extend those benefits to cover all adults who, but for their immigration status, would qualify for the state’s Medicaid program.
“But between now and when that new law takes effect in 2024, about 40,000 young adults who already have Medicaid in California are expected to lose their benefits because they are older than 25. Monday, the state Department of Health Care Services announced it would continue to cover those young adults through the end of 2023 to make sure they won’t lose their benefits.”
Back in May, we wrote about another move to provide free healthcare to illegal aliens in California at a cost of $1.3 billion dollars.
In that blog we mentioned the long term policy goal of the Newsom administration and some other California leaders was free healthcare for all illegal aliens.
It looks like that plan to provide healthcare to even more illegal aliens is moving along swiftly.
The border crisis is out of control and the country continues to set records for the number of illegal encounters this year. With the border in chaos, creating more incentives to illegally enter and reside in our state does not seem like a wise policy decision.
California is already overpopulated, and this only exacerbates that problem. As we’ve mentioned before, there’s also plenty of people in need legally residing in our state.
We already have massive issues with homelessness, stagnating wages, and a housing shortage. The average Californian is finding it harder than ever to eek out an existence.
Our political leaders should be focused on making California a more livable place for those who legally reside here, instead of those illegally residing in the state.