Somehow Democrat politicians, particularly in California, absolutely refuse to acknowledge the fact that we are a nation of laws. That refusal includes allowing multitudes of people to come across the border without regard to the fact that we have specific rules and laws that delineate how one becomes a citizen of this country with the benefits that are released once citizenship requirements are fulfilled.
Among those rights and privileges afforded to citizens includes access to the healthcare system. For citizens, some of the more common ways to access the various programs include participation in plans provided by employers, insurance plans available for direct purchase, and outright payment for services provided.
However, Democrats in California have decided that illegals are more important than American citizens, and have now authorized FREE healthcare to illegals…on the back of the taxpayer.
This from Breitbart:
California is the first state to allow taxpayer-funded health care benefits to go towards people residing in the U.S. illegally.
Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law on Tuesday which would allow low-income adults under the age of 25 to receive state Medicaid benefits through its Medi-Cal program regardless of immigration status.
Officials say the plan should cost taxpayers $98 million to cover 90,000 people, although the state already covers children 18 and younger through the state’s Medicaid plan.
The recently signed law would only cover illegal aliens with an income low enough to qualify for the program.
Newsom had been championing the policy long before he took office, and he and the Democrat-controlled legislature say they want to expand the state’s Medicare coverage to more adults over the next few years.
President Donald Trump and other Republicans balked at the plan.
“It’s crazy what they’re doing. It’s crazy,” Trump said. “And it’s mean, and it’s very unfair to our citizens. And we’re going to stop it, but we may need an election to stop it.”
California state Sen. Jeff Stone (R-Riverside County), also warned back in May of the problems this legislation would cause.
“We are going to be a magnet that is going to further attract people to a state of California that’s willing to write a blank check to anyone that wants to come here,” Stone said. “We are doing a disservice to citizens who legally call California their home.”
A detail they’ve ignored is the voice of legal immigrants. We’ve seen many reports of Trump-supporting Hispanic immigrants who vehemently oppose the doling out of all the freebies the illegals get.
There are many former Democrats who agree with them.
The politicians are counting on getting as many illegals in as possible and allowing them to vote (even though they have ZERO right to do so) and thus perpetuating the unsustainable burden on the taxpayer their ridiculous plans entail. It’s all about the politicians retaining their power and the prestige that should go along with the various offices to which they are elected.