Undocumented immigrants can now get healthcare in California

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.

 

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