California’s Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom released his proposed budget this week; asking for upwards of $260 million to expand Medicaid to undocumented workers and illegal immigrants throughout the state.
“A Democratic proposal to extend government-funded medical coverage to low-income people who reside in California illegally would cost the state $260 million, according to the governor’s budget released Thursday,” reports the Washington Examiner.
The revised healthcare program would take effect July 2019 and is expected to expand Medicaid and other government subsidies to an additional 138,000 low-income individuals.
Healthcare should be a basic human right. Republicans in DC are already attacking our efforts to provide quality, affordable healthcare to everyone who calls CA home. We cannot accept the status quo. We must keep demanding better care for ALL Californians. https://t.co/C6d32ffNrV
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) January 10, 2019
“Newsom has argued that his plan should be enacted because California residents are already paying for healthcare at the back end through fees to emergency departments,” adds the author.
Read the full report at the Washington Examiner.