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California lawmakers released a final draft of the state’s 2020 budget late Sunday evening that would expand health care to illegal immigrants and cost taxpayers nearly $100 million per year.

Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom reached an agreement with Democrats in the state legislature to become the first state in the nation to provide full health care benefits to tens of thousands of illegal immigrants.

As part of a larger $213 billion budget, low-income illegal immigrants under the age of 26 will be eligible for California’s Medicaid program, Medi-Cal, reported The Sacramento Bee. Under the agreement, approximately 90,000 new individuals would qualify with an estimate price tag of $98 million annually.

California will begin taxing residents who don’t have health insurance in order to help ease the program’s financial burden, creating an individual-mandate penalty. Initially implemented under the Obama administration to help pay for the federal Affordable Care Act, more commonly referred to as Obamacare, Republicans rolled back the federal individual-mandate penalty in 2017.

California Democrats contend that an individual mandate fine will prevent premiums from skyrocketing.

“The budget agreement we’re finalizing tonight builds on the strong budget proposal of the governor, while adding significant legislative priorities,” said Democratic state Sen. Holly Mitchell, who spearheads the joint legislative budget committee. “The budget agreement maintains our agreement to responsible budgeting, which includes the largest reserves in history — over $20 billion — finally paying off the remaining wall of debt from the Great Recession and making supplemental pension payments.”

The California legislature is required to enact a budget before June 16 and a final vote is expected prior to the deadline. Democrats currently hold a supermajority in both the state House and Senate and the legislation is expected to pass.

When passed, the budget will be effective beginning Jan. 1, 2020.

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22 Comments

22 Comments

  1. WASOON

    June 10, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    This is Democracy? Making me pay for illegals.

    • errollus

      June 10, 2019 at 9:16 pm

      Did I not read that California is bankrupt?

  2. LST

    June 10, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    Stupid bastards, I thought it was illegal to assist criminal fugitives which is exactly what those illegal cockroaches really are. Thank God I don’t live in Crapifornia, I hate that hell-hole.

  3. Marlene deRonde

    June 10, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Time for citizens to leave California.

    • Blkojo

      June 10, 2019 at 9:20 pm

      The problem is they turn their new state into New California. No, they can stay there.

      • Linda

        June 10, 2019 at 10:08 pm

        This is why Texas is losing districts to Democratic voters from Cal. They can stay in California.

  4. Marlene deRonde

    June 10, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Illegal means against the law. Anyone here illegally needs to be deported … not to have healthcare paid by taxpaying citizens-!!!

  5. Marlene deRonde

    June 10, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    California has a demoncrat Governor. Give illegals freebies and more will come to vote demoncrat in the future. That’s demoncrat strategy. Has been for quite awhile. Now USA Citizens know how demoncrats cheat. The southern border is a mess. Build that Wall-!!! Also, Be aware ISIS training camps in upstate NY and Georgia. Muslims cross through Canada. Look up Dearborn, Michigan.

    • JAIME.

      June 11, 2019 at 12:03 am

      RIGHT!

  6. Nee

    June 10, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    You tell me why in the hell should they get this they are illegal you stupid POCrap. I wish the hell all you freaking liberals would just drop dead. Despise you you sick bunch of freaks, you are robbing the middle class that pay all the taxes while you sit on your puffed up asses doing nothing for Americans.

  7. rcb

    June 10, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    They will insist that POTUS and the rest of the OVERTAXED LEGAL AMERICAN TAXPAYER ,pay for their asinine plan…..GD’D IDIOTS….. so much more fun spending other peoples money….

  8. Adam Selene

    June 10, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Hmmm, aiding and abetting illegal (unlawful) actions is in itself a punishable offense. Gee, Californicated, what part of illegal or unlawful don’t you understand? I think we should split the State of California in half, seal the borders on the southern half, and temporarily deed it back to Mexico. All residents in that southern half will lose their American Citizenship. Five years after the area has economically collapsed, take the deed back and clear out all residents in that portion of the state.

    • Diane Dubey

      June 10, 2019 at 11:51 pm

      Nice in theory, but I believe it’s the Northern Californians who are welcoming the illegals. Those in south part of state know better.

  9. Paula Blissett

    June 10, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    Adam Selene,i agree a brilliant plan! I’m sure Illinois, will follow, CLOSE BEHIND! Mother Fucking Libtards! They can pay everything for them, then!

  10. Michael

    June 10, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    And why is this even being allowed? Declare martial law, strip these piece of shit lawmakers and the governor of their positions and take them into custody and press charges. While it’s true different states have different laws, they can’t just make up their own laws that defy federal law, and aiding and abetting illegals is against federal law, end of story. Also, the citizens of California should get together and file a whole shitload of lawsuits against the governor and the state legislature. They can not be allowed to force citizens to pay for this.

  11. Jon Wisdon

    June 10, 2019 at 10:49 pm

    California is violating federal law. All lawmakers who voted for this travesty should be rounded up and charged with crimes.

  12. Raymond A Martucci

    June 10, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    This state should no longer get any funds and needs to be sued. And since the governor is so much for this cancer he should be forced to take them all into his neighborhood. This state continues to push for this it needs to split from the rest of the country.

  13. Gayle

    June 10, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    The tax payers in California better wake up and get rid of all these Demon-RATS! Their citizens are going homeless, many can’t afford healthcare! Rats and ceases are running wild and these crazy crooked politicians are using all the money on freaking illegals! Throw these idiots out of office before your state become a total hell hole!

  14. Michael

    June 11, 2019 at 12:38 am

    It said some of us can’t get out because we can’t afford it I know we’re getting to the point to where we can’t afford California.

    What we need to do is recall this son of a bitch and people are getting tired of this bull crap of getting making us second-class citizens in our own country and yet giving everything to all these illegal aliens.

  15. Marlitt Arnouville

    June 11, 2019 at 3:08 am

    All tax payers need to get organized and start protesting,and Trump needs to cut all funds to California!!

  16. FAST EDDIE

    June 11, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Stop ALL Fed, fund, flow to California.

  17. Frank Campo

    June 11, 2019 at 11:34 am

    This is great news. California just keeps digging itself into financial ruin. Need to send them more illegals so they can go over the cliff faster.

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