Most American’s aren’t even offered this benefit…
In an unsurprising, yet revolting turn of events, California lawmakers have struck a deal that offers free health care to some illegal immigrants in the state, as The Washington Times, reports:
Democrats in the state Legislature reached an agreement Sunday afternoon as part of a broader plan to spend $213 billion of state and federal tax money over the next year.
The agreement means low-income adults between the ages of 19 and 25 living in California illegally would be eligible for California’s Medicaid program, the joint state and federal health insurance program for the poor and disabled.
Not everyone in that age group would get the health benefits, but only those whose incomes are low enough to qualify for the program. State officials estimate that will be about 90,000 people at a cost of $98 million per year.
The move is part of a larger effort to make sure everyone in California has health insurance. The proposal also makes California the first state in the country to help middle-income families pay their monthly health insurance premiums.
The agreement means a family of four earning as much as six times the federal poverty level – or more than $150,000 a year – would be eligible to get about $100 a month from the government to help pay their monthly health insurance premiums.
But to pay for part of it, the state will begin taxing people who don’t have health insurance.
It’s a revival of the individual mandate penalty that had been law nationwide under former President Barack Obama’s health care law until Republicans in Congress eliminated it as part of the 2017 overhaul to the tax code.
In addition the legislation would revive the individual mandate in California and extend subsidies to families of four earning less than $150,000 per year, as The Hill reports:
In addition, the agreement is set to make California the first state to offer aid to middle-class families with their monthly health insurance premiums.
Under the agreement, a family of four earning more than $150,000 would be eligible to receive about $100 a month from the government for their monthly health insurance premium bills, AP reported.
The state will reportedly tax individuals who do not pay for health insurance in order to pay for part of it. The policy would revive an individual mandate penalty that initially came with the federal health care bill former President Obama signed into law.
GOP lawmakers eliminated the individual mandate from the Affordable Care Act when it overhauled the tax law in 2017.
Why should people who have broken our laws, and thumbed their nose at our country get free healthcare.
Hope this results in every illegal immigrant in the United States moving to California to get their free stuff.
Despicable, but this is what the Democratic Party stands for, and who they stand for, and every voter should know it.
Src: The Federalist Papers