Get ready to get outraged, if you’re not already by reading the headline.
California lawmakers recently agreed to let illegal immigrants be accepted into their state’s Medicaid program, which offers full health benefits to the poor and disabled.
How can liberals be so crazy and stupid?
We can imagine the conversation before the decision went something like this:
Should we take steps towards ending the immigration crisis affecting our taxpaying law-abiding citizens?
Nah, how about instead we give FULL HEALTH BENEFITS to illegal immigrants?!
That’ll really show Trump.
Who cares that it will be our own legal civilians paying for it?
Nevermind that the vast majority of hard-working U.S. citizens don’t even have full healthcare and have to pay a lot out of pocket for just partial coverage!
Check out this angering display of government idiocy that hit Twitter:
Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom estimates that it's going to cost the state $98 million in taxpayer's money to pay for illegal immigrants' health care.
But - don't fret!
It's only going to be available to young illegals from age 19-25.
It would just be too costly to let every illegal immigrant get free health care.
THAT would just be insane!
ABC News has more details Newsom's budget allocation, which includes paying for illegals to have free health coverage:
California will become the first state to pay for some adults living in the country illegally to have full health benefits as the solidly liberal bastion continues to resist the policies of Republican President Donald Trump's administration.
Democrats in the state Legislature reached an agreement Sunday afternoon as part of a broader plan to spend $213 billion of state and federal tax money over the next year. The legislature is expected to approve the deal this week. The agreement means low-income adults between the ages of 19 and 25 living in California illegally would be eligible for California's Medicaid program, the joint state and federal health insurance program for the poor and disabled.
Only those in that age group whose incomes are low enough to qualify for the program would get the health benefits. State officials estimate that group will be about 90,000 people at a cost of $98 million per year. The state Senate had wanted to expand the proposal to include adults 65 and older, but the Newsom administration argued it would cost too much.
"California believes that health is a fundamental right," said state Sen. Holly Mitchell, a Los Angeles Democrat who led the budget negotiations.
The move is part of a larger effort to make sure everyone in California has health insurance. The proposal also makes California the first state in the country to help middle-income families pay their monthly health insurance premiums. It means a family of four earning as much as six times the federal poverty level — or more than $150,000 a year — would be eligible to get about $100 a month from the government to help pay their monthly health insurance premiums.
But to pay for part of it, the state will begin taxing people who don't have health insurance. It's a revival of the individual mandate penalty that had been law nationwide under former President Barack Obama's health care law until Republicans in Congress eliminated it as part of the 2017 overhaul to the tax code.
Republicans on the legislative committee negotiating the budget voted against the proposal, arguing it was not fair to give health benefits to people who are in the country illegally while taxing people who are here legally for not purchasing health insurance.
Fox News also had the following to say:
Under an agreement between Gov. Gavin Newsom and Democrats in the state legislature, low-income adults between the ages of 19 and 25 living in California illegally would be eligible for California’s Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal. The deal emerged as part of a broader $213 billion budget.
The plan would take effect in January 2020, the Sacramento Bee reported.
State officials have estimated the benefits would be available to about 90,000 low-income illegal immigrants at a cost of $98 million per year.
“While it’s not all we sought, it will provide a real tangible difference for people, especially for those around and below poverty and for middle income families who don’t get any help under the federal law,” Anthony Wright, executive director of advocacy group Health Access, said. Indeed, a family of four earning as much as six times the federal poverty level -- or more than $150,000 a year -- would be eligible to get about $100 a month from the government to help pay their monthly health insurance premiums.
Mr. Newsom, if you're going to spend the budget in such a way, why don't you at least instead pay for health care for citizens who are legally in California and spend tons of dollars every year on health insurance instead of childishly trying to "prove a point" by giving handouts to CRIMINALS?
Oh, yeah, because Trump just might approve of that.
Dems can't risk being associated with that "bad Russia colluding man!"