Bill to Provide Free Healthcare for Adult Illegal Aliens Dies in CA Legislature

MedizinCalifornia Senate Bill 974, which would provide for “full-scope” Medi-Cal health benefits to all illegal aliens, died in the State Assembly after concerns about up to $3 billion in new costs.

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“SB-974 Medi-Cal: Immigration Status: Adults” failed quietly in the Assembly’s Appropriation Committee on August 18, despite an effort to save part of the bill by reducing the cost of taxpayer coverage to $200 million by only covering adult illegal aliens 65 years and older.

After the Democrat-controlled California legislature passed “Health for All Kids” (SB 75) in 2016, which extended full Medi-Cal benefits to 200,000 illegal alien children under the age of 19, Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) promised that he would fight to expand coverage to all adults who would be eligible, regardless of their immigration status.

When Lara introduced SB 974 on April 2, he told Politico that despite President Donald Trump’s crackdown on immigration, California Democrats continue to believe that health care is a civil right for all residents. “California has never waited for the federal government, or for a political climate, to be able to take leadership on a whole host of issues,” he said.

Lara and other California Democrats had been claiming that there would be no added taxpayer burden from SB 974, because California is already paying for poor undocumented adult illegal aliens through emergency rooms across the state.

But the non-partisan California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) examination in May of the financial impacts of SB 974 revealed the cost for extending the coverage to full-scope Medi-Cal coverage for all eligible adult illegal aliens would be $4.74 billion — a $3 billion increase in the taxpayer burden above what is currently provided to illegal aliens through emergency rooms alone. …

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  1. That’s one!

  2. One small step for America.

  3. It seems the California legislature members forget who they are representing. I don’t see where illegals are eligible for citizen rights, nor do they pay taxes. If the Dems thought that illegals were supporting Republican causes they would be against them.

    • “If the Dems thought that illegals were supporting Republican causes they would be against them.” Brilliant. Move that forward.

  4. The proponents need to lose their “jobs” anyway. Just for the thought. They’ll be back. “There is an old saying that “laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.”  In California, the budget process is sufficiently corrupt that, even compared to other legislation, it is best to avert one’s eyes.” Watch these people, they’ll tack it in somewhere. Their hand was shown.

  5. Another illegal kills a college student in the mid-west, but using stolen SSI.

    Illegal kills a woman in Frisco and is released.

    Countless crimes against property that include assault done by illegals.

    What don’t the Democrats get? Simple Rational thought and Protection of the State and Nation.

  6. Kathy Benudiz says

    We need to start promoting the idea that you have to provide verifiable proof of U. S. Citizenship before getting any Government financial assistance, before being able to vote, each and every time, before being employed, etc. After that happens I think a lot of Illegal Alien Invaders will self-deport and it will prevent most from wanting to come here illegally. We need to make it happen.

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