But they wont give this kind of benefit to American citizens…
Democrat state lawmakers in California have agreed to a plan that would extend health benefits to illegal immigrants in the state.
The legislature has a June 15 deadline and is expected to approve the deal. It extends eligibility to California’s Medicaid program to illegal immigrants. The move is part of a broader budget plan, which is about $213 billion.
Expanding the Medicaid program to low-income illegals would cost the state about $98 million per year.
“California believes that health is a fundamental right,” State Sen. Holly Mitchell (D) said.
A number of Democrat state lawmakers wanted to take it a step further, offering coverage for all illegals in the state.
This also includes assistance for middle-income families. A family of four making $150,000 could qualify for a $100 a month subsidy from the government.
California lawmakers say these moves are all part of the state’s wide-ranging effort to get everyone in the state covered. This comes at the time of a homelessness crisis in the state.
The number of homeless on the streets has skyrocketed during the last year.