WATCH: Bernie Sanders says healthcare must be a right and not a privilege
During the Democrat Debates, every single candidate raised their hands when asked who would give illegal immigrants free health care.
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 28, 2019
‘No freaking way,’ said most of America. That won’t ACTUALLY happen, right? They’re full of crap.
Well, folks, like it or not… it’s ALREADY happening.
Governor of California Gavin Newsom has officially signed it into law.
The bill states:
The federal Medicaid program prohibits payment to a state for medical assistance furnished to an alien who is not lawfully admitted for permanent residence or otherwise permanently residing in the United States under color of law.
Existing law requires that individuals under 19 years of age enrolled in restricted-scope Medi-Cal at the time the Director of Health Care Services makes a determination that systems have been programmed for implementation of these provisions be enrolled in the full scope of Medi-Cal benefits, if otherwise eligible. Existing law requires the department to maximize federal financial participation in implementing the provisions.
This bill would extend eligibility for full-scope Medi-Cal benefits to individuals 19 to 25 years of age, inclusive, and who are otherwise eligible for those benefits but for their immigration status. This bill would additionally require the department to claim federal financial participation to the extent that the department determines it is available, and to the extent that federal financial participation is not available, would require the department to use state funds. Because counties are required to make eligibility determinations and this bill would expand Medicaid eligibility, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
As in… illegal immigrants are now eligible.
This, despite the fact that California is basically always broke.
It’s happening, folks.