Faster than a speeding tricycle. More powerful than a hunk of Limburger. Able to leap tall Lego buildings in a single bound.
Look, up in the sky!
It’s a Democrat!
It’s a leftist!
It’s Super Loon!
Yes, it’s Super Loon Governor Gavin Newsom who signed legislation this week that forces California citizens to have to pay for “free healthcare” to all illegal aliens under the age of 25 who reside in California. The program will only cost California citizens $98 million in new taxes.
According to Covered California, the website for the state’s health care marketplace, Medi-Cal “offers free or low-cost health coverage for children and adults with limited income and resources.”
That includes all illegal aliens that Democrats don’t want to count in the 2020 census.
I bet Texas is looking better and better to working-class Californians.
From The Hill:
“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.”
Newsom’s budget also has a totalitarian bent to it, similar to Obamacare with an individual mandate complete with penalties if you don’t want to buy health insurance.
Who needs freedom? Am I right?
So, not only has Super Loon forced his constituents to pay for other people’s health care costs, but he’s including people who are breaking the law by even being here. And to add insult to injury, he is forcing citizens to purchase health insurance.
Get this. California lawmakers complained that the provision about illegal aliens should cover all adults, which would cost around $3.4 billion to California citizens. And I will bet you a nickel right now that once this program goes into affect illegal aliens aged 26 and over will sue the state for access to citizen-paid-for-healthcare, and the California courts will grant it.
The problem with loony states like California is they create these expensive programs, and when they run out of money, they will ask the federal government for a bailout. If California wants to screw up their state, God bless ’em. But don’t expect the rest of us in the real world to bail them out when, not if, they become a failed state.