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On Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law State Bill 104, which now extends health care benefits to illegal immigrants between the ages of 19-25, in addition to the law that already had guaranteed coverage to illegal immigrants under the age of 19.

The Hill noted, “The bill, introduced earlier this year, is estimated to cover about 90,000 low-income residents overall and comes with a roughly $98 million price tag.”

The bill states:

The federal Medicaid program prohibits payment to a state for medical assistance furnished to an alien who is not lawfully admitted for permanent residence or otherwise permanently residing in the United States under color of law.

Existing law requires that individuals under 19 years of age enrolled in restricted-scope Medi-Cal at the time the Director of Health Care Services makes a determination that systems have been programmed for implementation of these provisions be enrolled in the full scope of Medi-Cal benefits, if otherwise eligible. Existing law requires the department to maximize federal financial participation in implementing the provisions.

This bill would extend eligibility for full-scope Medi-Cal benefits to individuals 19 to 25 years of age, inclusive, and who are otherwise eligible for those benefits but for their immigration status. This bill would additionally require the department to claim federal financial participation to the extent that the department determines it is available, and to the extent that federal financial participation is not available, would require the department to use state funds. Because counties are required to make eligibility determinations and this bill would expand Medicaid eligibility, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

Newsom was elected last November; before that, last August, he said that he planned on expanding Medicare to cover every Californian, even illegal immigrants. Newsom stated:

I’d like to see if we can control our own destiny. I’m not naive about it. I did universal health care when I was mayor, fully implemented regardless of pre-existing conditions, ability to pay, and regardless of your immigration status. San Francisco is the only universal health care system for all undocumented residents in America, very proud of that. We proved it could be done without bankrupting the city. I’d like to see that we can extend that to the rest of the state.

In September, Newsom doubled down, saying, “I did universal health care when I was mayor, fully implemented, regardless of pre-existing condition, ability to pay, and regardless of your immigration status. I’d like to see that extended to the rest of the state.”

President Trump, speaking at a Montana rally last September, responded to Newsom’s statement by calling out, “How about the governor, governorship of California. He just announced that he wants to open borders, and he wants to let anybody come in that wants to. And then he wants to pay for all medical, all school … What happens, I said, if the entire world decides to go to California because they get free health care, free medical care, and free education. California has just increased in size to 500 million people. I may even move to California to get free health care!”



  1. Sam

    July 11, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    …Do what you want but no one believes that you give a good God damned about these illegals.

    You deserve the trash that you have. You Democrats have made it like this. You reap what you sew…and YOU DO DESERVE EVERY TURD ON YOUR SIDEWALKS.

  2. N

    July 11, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    ‪Expose, Boycott, Sue, prosecute and bring to justice all these deep state treasonous Godless NAZI commie liberal demoncrats and RINOs post-haste,Patriots! Drain the rat infested swamp President Trump!‬

  3. LST

    July 11, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    So, he’s just as useless and stupid as Moonbeam Brown was. Why am I not surprised, it is Crapifornia after all. What a shithole.

    • Pat

      July 13, 2019 at 8:33 am

      Why wouldn’t he use that money to help the homeless in his state instead? That is so pathetic! He should be ashamed of himself.

  4. Linda

    July 11, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    Not one red cent of my tax dollars had better go to this insane state for any reason. The people of California should have to pay for their stupid politicians.

  5. Tony

    July 11, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    He is nuts. I had a lousy blood test and my insurance won’t pay and billed me for 199.00. I have paid insurance for 58 yrs. I am not paying, why should I.

  6. Tom

    July 11, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    God damn this piece of liberal debris. It’s time to cut off all federal aid to California and I mean ALL aid.

  7. Barb

    July 11, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    Colorado got all the druggies and homeless homies when they legalized pot and mushrooms….Cali will get everyone who wants free stuff! Kudos.

  8. E G MUSK

    July 12, 2019 at 3:08 am

    Why not first get rid of all the shit on the sidewalks?

  9. William

    July 12, 2019 at 6:51 am

    I wish that fucked up shit hole the libs made would break off and float away.w

  10. Polly

    July 12, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    A picture of a fool and his supporters.When will the legal people say enough

  11. dw

    July 13, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Common sense is a thing of the past.
    Otherwise we would not have these Democrats or Rinos
    elected in the first place.

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