Assembly wants to spend $1 billion on health coverage for illegal immigrants

California, flush with cash from an expanding economy, would eventually spend $1 billion a year to provide health care to immigrants living in the state illegally under a proposal announced Wednesday by Democratic lawmakers.

The proposal would eliminate legal residency requirements in California’s Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal, as the state has already done for young people up to age 19.

It’s part of $4.3 billion in new spending proposed by Assemblyman Phil Ting, a San Francisco Democrat who leads the budget committee. Assembly Democrats also want to expand a tax credit for the working poor, boost preschool and child care, and increase college scholarships to reduce reliance on student loans.

They also would commit $3.2 billion more than required to state budget reserves. …

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Comments

  1. Andrew Kessel says

    Don’t forget the free electric cars, Phil, when you phase out their gas and diesel vehicles by 2040.

  2. vote Ting out of office

  3. WTF is wrong with these nuts, why don’t they take care of those that are legal, why are we paying for illegals to get health coverage. I am getting ready to leave this state and when I do I will be so happy, the Hollywood and Sacramento nuts can take their pick pocketing techniques and stick them where the sun doesn’t shine. This state is doomed!!!

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