Posted by Jack
Editorial note – If you thought CA entitlements were a magnet before, wait for next year. Free healthcare for illegal aliens, but not for you Mr. and Mrs. Citizen! That’s beyond stupid, beyond unfair…it’s nuts.
American Thinker – The leftists running California’s one-party state have done it again. They’ve rolled out a $312 billion budget that includes $98 million for free health care for illegal immigrants under the age of 26 and over age 55. That’s a dinner triangle to all able-bodied foreign nationals working off the books that the free ride is about to arrive.
According to the Sacramento Bee:
The expansion will take effect Jan. 1, 2020 and cost $98 million in the upcoming fiscal year. It will make California the first state to allow undocumented adults to sign up for state-funded health coverage.
The budget includes a fine on people who don’t buy health insurance known as an individual mandate. The fines were initially implemented as part of the federal Affordable Care Act law known as Obamacare, but Republicans acted in 2017 to roll them back. Newsom and legislative leaders say re-imposing the penalty at the state level will shore up the state’s health insurance marketplace and keep premiums from rising dramatically.
As if that $98 million is really going to cover it as migrants from Central America and beyond surge into the U.S. in record numbers, and five million from Latin America alone planning to enter the U.S. with or without papers.
PS Who here believes $98M will cover the costs of this giveaway? If you raised your hand, did you also think the bullet train was a great idea?