Just when you think California lawmakers couldn't make things any worse, they go and do it again.
The western state will now be the first to provide full health benefits to illegal immigrants living in the area. Not only are they directly defying federal laws, but they are hurting the Americans who live there, as well as the rest of the country.
We are not a sanctuary country! We must take care of our own people before we take care of anyone else. Those entering our country need to do it legally, or not at all.
Local news KCRA reports:
Democrats in the state Legislature reached an agreement Sunday afternoon as part of a broader plan to spend $213 billion of state and federal tax money over the next year. The legislature is expected to approve the deal this week. The agreement means low-income adults between the ages of 19 and 25 living in California illegally would be eligible for California's Medicaid program, the joint state and federal health insurance program for the poor and disabled.
Only those in that age group whose incomes are low enough to qualify for the program would get the health benefits. State officials estimate that group will be about 90,000 people at a cost of $98 million per year. The state Senate had wanted to expand the proposal to include adults 65 and older, but the Newsom administration argued it would cost too much.
Senator Holly Mitchell (D) said, "California believes that health is a fundamental right," in an attempt to justify the new bill.
Just because they believe that free healthcare (especially to those who are breaking the law by even being in the United States) is a constitutional right, does not change the fact that it's not a right at all.
This appears to be part of a move to eventually have all Californians on a universal healthcare plan. Here's the kicker, in order to fund the new project, lawmakers will follow in Obama's footsteps by taxing those without healthcare.
That's right, if you're too poor for healthcare, you'll still be taxed in order to pay for illegal immigrants to have health benefits.