Weird things are always going down when it comes to politics in California. Now, undocumented immigrants can get health care in the Sunshine State.
According to The Hill, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a state budget that will extend medical benefits to some undocumented immigrants through the state’s Medicaid program.
The budget extends health care benefits to California residents 19-25 years of age regardless of their immigration status. The bill, introduced earlier this year, is estimated to cover about 90,000 low-income residents overall and comes with a roughly $98 million price tag.
California already offers health care to residents under 19 years old regardless of their immigration status. The new law extends that coverage, under its Medi-Cal program, to an expanded age group.
Reactions to the news weren’t favorable.
But yet my dad has to pay $1,200 a month for health insurance if it rains because he’s in construction and has to meet a certain amount of hours per month. This is bullshit and this guy is a shmuck! Take care of Americans before illegals plain and simple! https://t.co/KWh31cUdfz
— Gary Nelson Jr (@Nelson6N) July 11, 2019
I hate this place so much, when is the next earthquake hitting ? https://t.co/VdjDLYWEEc
— dominick towkaniuk (@towkaniuk) July 11, 2019
If you aren’t pissed off that your tax dollars will be used to give free stuff to people who don’t pay into the system, you’re fucking stupid. Just saying. https://t.co/sR1AjdOUbg
— Zach Mara (@ZacharyMara) July 11, 2019