CA Democrats Pushing to Give Illegal Adults Full Health Care Benefits

MedizinCalifornia Democrats are reportedly pushing to give full healthcare benefits to illegal immigrant adults, which would mean that the Golden State not only may have to raise taxes but will also be a magnet for even more illegal immigrants.

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According to a Monday Politico report, state Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) is leading the charge by reportedly arguing that “California needs to be a laboratory for social change by taking the lead on progressive causes.”

“We are trying to address the fact that, whether you like it or not, our undocumented community needs the care, and we are paying for it anyway,” he reportedly said.

Politico points out that California Democrats are trying to extend the state’s Medi-Cal program this legislative session to nearly 1.2 million illegal immigrant adults who would qualify for it, and “companion bills in the state Assembly and Senate” have already “passed their respective health committees with party-line votes.”

The cost to expand Medicaid coverage to adult illegal immigrants in California is reportedly projected to cost $3 billion annually.

California Governor Jerry Brown, who extended Medi-Cal coverage to illegal immigrant children in 2015, has not commented on the pending measures but “is required by law to sign or veto bills passed this session by Sept. 30, just five weeks before the midterm elections.”

Political and health analysts are reportedly astounded that Democrats are trying to extend healthcare benefits to illegal immigrants before this year’s important midterm elections, reportedly saying that the measure would give Republicans in California relevance “they would never have before” in an election cycle in which House races in California could decide which party controls Congress.

Paul Ginsburg, director of the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, told Politico that the proposal would be “fiscally very dangerous” and  Jay Bhattacharya, a Stanford physician and health economist, suggested to the outlet that such a plan would have to be paid for with tax increases.

Bhattacharya also pointed out the obvious—giving full healthcare coverage to illegal immigrant adults will make California, which is already an official “sanctuary” state, even a greater magnet for illegal immigrants.

The illegal immigrant who murdered Kate Steinle, for instance, told authorities that he came to San Francisco after being previously deported five times because he knew San Francisco was proudly a “sanctuary city.”

“If you make a program like this available, undocumented workers in other states might be attracted to California because of this,” Bhattacharya, the Stanford physician, reportedly said.

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  1. Tell me what kind of “animal” votes Democrat these days?

  2. tomsquawk says

    Ever been to Bell Gardens?

  3. Hope all the illegals in Idaho go to California now. Tired of my state and local taxes subsidising food, housing, medical, and education for them.

  4. Mr. Pickle says

    Yup, things continue as usual. DEMOCRATS taking our money and now continuing to giving it to people who are NOT American Citizens……..
    Throw the Dems out once and for all and give them a ONE WAY ticket to Mexico and South America….. I am tire of my tax dollars going to CRAP I do not believe in……. Oh, don’t forget our CA education placing in the USA, which is in the toilet…………. all the while the UNIONS are pouring millions to KEEP the Dems in power. Grrrrrrr……….. And for Fed UP, Idaho folks DON’T want any CA folks coming in, and trying to CHANGE things to Democrat Socialism/………………..

  5. Donald H. says

    nd neither does most of Nevada.

  6. CaliExpat says

    Please….take back all the illegals in Colorado too…they cut corners and build lousy houses…
    Lazy, half-assed SOB’s….
    No craftsmanship…

  7. Gotta Gedada Displace says

    No, “Senator” Lara, we don’t NEED to be a laboratory ! We HAVE BEEN one for over a decade and the “experiment” FAILED ! Now the scummy HAZMAT residue including yourself, needs to be REMOVED from FURTHER CONTAMINATING of OUR environment so our RULE OF LAW and QUALITY OF LIFE can be RESTORED from where it has FALLEN ! YOU need a ONE WAY trip SOUTH to the Country of your TRUE allegiance ! Before you waste more of your breath calling me a “hater”, that “hate” is really ANGER (Learn PROPER English!) every BIT OF WHICH you have EARNED with your Anti AMERICAN ACTIONS.

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