California politicians are going to the well again to ask taxpaying citizens to fork over another nearly $100 million a year to give free healthcare to illegal aliens. The estimated cost is $98 million a year, which I’m positive is really low.
If they are getting free healthcare, they will go to the emergency room every time they sneeze. It’s just human nature. California taxpayers are already one of the most taxed in the United States and now they are being asked to provide for illegals who broke the law to get into the country. Will this be the straw that breaks the camel’s back?
Already running deficits, more taxes will be needed to implement this program.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan for government-funded health care for illegal immigrants is frugal compared to proposals by other Democratic leaders in his state.
Newsom, the progressive first-term governor of California and ardent opponent of the Trump administration, wants to offer free health care services to low-income illegal migrants between the ages of 19 and 25. The plan is estimated to cost the state $98 million a year to operate.
“Young people feel the crunch of the cost crisis acutely — from high rents and student debt. Health care shouldn’t be one more worry,” Newsom said in a press release. “We are helping young adults when they come off their parents’ plan and assisting those who may not be able to join onto a parents’ insurance policy.”
Despite the nearly $100 million annual price tag, Newsom’s plan appears conservative when contrasted with the options being touted in the California state capitol.