Illegal immigrants should not have free healthcare. California’s governor vowed on Monday to continue expanding taxpayer funded health benefits to adults living in the country illegally next year, ensuring the volatile issue will get top billing in the 2020 presidential election as Democrats vying for the nomination woo voters in the country’s most populous state.
Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $214.8 billion operating budget last week that includes spending to make low-income adults 25 and younger living in the country illegally eligible for the state’s Medicaid program. California is the first state to do this, with an expected cost of $98 million to cover about 90,000 people
in the state legislature had pushed to also cover adults 65 and older living in the country illegally, as well as all adults regardless of age. But Newsom rejected those proposals because they were too expensive — about $3.4 billion for all adults living in the country illegally in California.
But Monday, Newsom told a crowd of supporters at Sacramento City College “we’re going to get the rest of that done.” “Mark my words,” Newsom said. “We’re going to make progress next year and the year after on that. That’s what universal health care means. Everybody, not just some folks.” Newsom is an idiot.