Newsom signed a bill into law Tuesday making young illegal immigrants eligible for the Medicaid program in California, making it the first state to offer such taxpayer-funded health benefits to low-income adults age 25 and younger regardless of their immigration status.
The measure signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday extends coverage to low-income, undocumented adults age 25 and younger for the state's Medicaid program.
Officials expect the plan will cover about 90,000 people and cost $98 million to implement in its initial year, The Associated Press reported.
Republican President Donald Trump called the move 'crazy'.
"The exclusion of undocumented elders from the same health care their US citizen neighbors are eligible for means beloved community members will suffer and die from treatable conditions", said Cynthia Buiza, executive director of the California Immigrant Policy Center.
The plan is similar to a part of President Barack Obama's health care law that Republicans in Congress eliminated as part of the 2017 overhaul to the tax code.Читайте также: European growth is less than inflation
In California, extending health advantages to undocumented immigrants is broadly accessible.
California is the first state to give state-run health care coverage to illegal immigrant adults.
California, the institute notes, has more immigrants than any other state. And an estimated 14% of them live in the country without authorized status.
While this law is popular in California, not everyone in the state's government is happy about it.
Newsom had been championing the policy long before he took office, and he and the Democrat-controlled legislature say they want to expand the state's Medicare coverage to more adults over the next few years. "Most notably in San Francisco and L.A. It's creating filthy and infectious conditions for Californians and especially those low income citizens who don't send their kids to fancy private schools", Ingraham said Wednesday on "The Ingraham Angle".
Trump has publicly attacked Newsom's plans. "That's on top of the billions they already spend on them", Ingraham said. "It's insane", Trump told reporters last week. "And we're going to stop it, but we may need an election to stop it". 'And it's mean. And it's very unfair to our citizens, and we're going to stop it.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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