Newsom extends health benefits to undocumented immigrants

January 1, 2024

Gov. Gavin Newsom


Amid a huge budget shortfall, on Monday Governor Gavin Newsom offered comprehensive healthcare insurance to California’s approximately 700,000 undocumented immigrants.

“In California, we believe everyone deserves access to quality, affordable healthcare coverage — regardless of income or immigration status,” Newsom said in a statement to ABC News. “Through this expansion, we’re making sure families and communities across California are healthier, stronger, and able to get the care they need when they need it.”

In 2022, Newsom and state lawmakers agreed to extend Medi-Cal benefits to immigrants. Since then, California’s budget deficit has grown to $68 billion.

The plan to provide medical insurance for immigrants is slated to cost the state about $3.1 billion per year.

The California Senate Republican Caucus argues that adding 700,000 illegal immigrants to Medi-Cal will exacerbate issues with provider access.

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There’s nothing greater than a nation can do than to provide proper quality healthcare to all those who need it regardless of race, religion, or financial well-being. Nobody should die or remain unnecessarily ill because they don’t have enough money.

This is our blessed opportunity to love others, and provide selfless service. That’s what Jesus would want.

The saddest part of this is that there is a group of people that don’t understand why this is a good thing and need it explained to them. It doesn’t do any good. They must think that true Californians can’t catch immigrant diseases. Boy, we have got to be getting close to being the dumbest people on earth. What place are we in, does anybody know?

Everything will turn out just fine when most of us learn to give more and take less.

People are willing to WALK thousands of miles, risk their lives, and sometimes die to become Americans…….

Isn’t that who the fuck you want here?

And what really sucks is after they come here, there is an entire low wage/hard labor economy that preys on them.

When was the last time any of you bitter, petulant keyboard gatekeepers walked just ONE mile?

I walk 1.87 miles each day.

Today as a matter of fact, about 3.5.

The wacky liberals give the house away, and they wonder why the American public is so angry?

What does “the house” mean where you gamble?