California is on the cusp of becoming the largest state in the nation to extend state-subsidized health coverage to children from low-income families who are in the country illegally.
A budget deal calls for the state to spend $40 million in the upcoming year to extend Medi-Cal coverage to low-income children under 19 regardless of their legal status.
Democrats, immigration groups and health care advocates are celebrating the initiative as social progress for the estimated 2.5 million California immigrants who are in the country illegally.
Critics, however, worry that the overburdened state-funded health program can’t handle another 170,000 children.
The plan is expected to win easy approval on Friday from a Legislature that is controlled by Democrats. After several years of budget cuts, the state is enjoying billions in surplus.
Let me get this straight Guvner moonbeam cut in home health care to needy disabled people and bedridden American people along with many other services. To balance the budget off their backs.
There is a surplus in the coffers for a change and he is not helping the disabled or needy, he is going to start paying for Non Americans here illegally to receive state subsidized health care. Anyone else see a problem here?
Time to move out of this fucked up state and on to another one.