Should illegals be allowed full health care benefits?

Last weekend, lawmakers in California released a final draft of the state’s 2020 budget that would provide full health care benefits to illegal aliens and cost taxpayers almost $100 million each year.

An agreement that would make California the very first state in the country to afford full health care benefits to tens of thousands of illegal aliens was reached between Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom and fellow Democrats in the state legislature.

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As a part of the state’s massive $213 billion budget, all low-income illegal aliens under 26 years-old will be eligible for California’s Medicaid program, Medi-Cal, according to a report by The Sacramento Bee. Around 90,000 new individuals will qualify for the program under the new agreement that has an estimated annual cost of $98 million.

To help ease the financial burden incurred by the state as a result of this new program, California plans to institute an individual-mandate penalty that would tax residents who don’t have health insurance.

The individual-mandate penalty was initially implemented nationwide under the Obama administration to help fund the ObamaCare – also  known as the Affordable Care Act – but was reversed by Republicans in 2017.

Democrats in California argue that imposing an individual mandate fine on its residents will prevent premiums from getting too high.

Democratic Senator Holly Mitchel, the head of the joint legislative budget committee, said, “The budget agreement we’re finalizing tonight builds on the strong budget proposal of the governor while adding significant legislative priorities… 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.”

A budget must be enacted by the state’s legislature before June 16th, and a final vote is anticipated to occur before the deadline. Currently, the Democrats hold a supermajority in both the House and Senate, so the bill is expected to pass.

After it’s passed the law will go into effect January 1st of 2020.

119 comments

  1. Geneva

    No. Where do you think the money will come from, out of overtaxed taxpayers ‘ pockets. You people needs to stop some if this crap immediately.

  2. Jack

    The children of the 60’s; are now in 100% control of California and are very quickly driving us into bankruptcy. I am soon to be moving out of this once beautiful state. Good bye and farewell.

  3. Dr Jon Nelson

    No they should not; what part of the word illegal do these fools not understand. The ones of us that are citizens, don’t like this one damn bit. And for the Democrats in the Senate saying we have an obligation to give Dreamers amnesty. They can go to hell. Most of the dreamers are now approaching 30, hardly children anymore. It was a scam to begin with and totally illegally. Obama was the greatest divider of this country that we have ever experience. He should have been driven out of D. C. on a rail!

  4. This is what they plan for the whole country tax the workers to take care of the non workers even Democrats with brains should have seen this coming better keep your healthcare you will need it to cover what they are bring with them

  5. Margaret Jackson

    No way should illegals get the proposed healthcare. They shouldn’t even
    be in the country in the first place. California is going down the tubes. I
    used to live in the Bay Area, and now I won’t even go visit anywhere in
    the state.

  6. Leonard Washington

    NO, I am retired and the cost of medical care and drugs are outrages, I am not against people that are here legally, but to support anyone who is here illegally is supporting this issue.

  7. R.P. Littman

    Sure, and while we’re at it, let’s give each of them a new BMW or Mercedes. Then a new house completely furnished, or, better yet, let them move in with idiots like you and the rest of the DAMNOCRAPS.

  8. Walter Brisson

    No way should this be. Take care of legal citizens is your first and most priority. To many people are starving and homeless in our great country because of fanatics like the Democrats who do not care about we the people only there pockets and votes.
    WAKE UP BEFORE IT IS TO LATE.

  9. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES. Doesn’t the word “ILLEGAL” mean anything anymore. California wants it to boost profits for the State through cheaper labor and kickbacks through contractors, finances, and yes lawmakers. California is just blatant with it and TO FAR LEFT for anyone’s good except themselves.

  10. Violet

    Who authorized the politicians in California to use tax payers money to pay for this ? Illegals are criminals and yet, they will be rewarded while the citizens must struggle and are penalized because we cannot afford dical insurance.

    NO FREE MEDICAL FOR ILLEGALS!

  11. Mark

    Hell No. I couldn’t afford Obummer Care for myself so why the hell should illegal s get it free?
    This country is getting totally fickef up by the Drmocrays

  12. George

    Yeah.. The illegals have better benefits than some of the american citizens. Right? How come these democrats don’t help the people leaving on the streets in San Diego. They should start helping the insiders not the outsiders. These democrats are ruining this country. Viva president D. Trump.

  13. Sambo

    California is on a path to put themselves in bankruptcy. Then they will plead for financial help from the other 49 states. Our congress must be prepared to stand their ground and refuse to bail them out. They knowingly and willingly are destroying their own economy. Don’t come to us for help.

  14. Don

    It is proven every day the only thing more stupid and unthinking than a democrat politician is a democrat voter!!!

  15. Seán Dillon

    Absolutely not! Many hospitals are closing because they are going bankrupt from helping illegals with medical needs, because they don’t refuse giving people healthcare. They need to be sent back to Mexico or where they came from.

  16. rodney e greene

    fuck all illegals & all democratic law makers in California. democrat are only doing this for the illegal votes since they have run off the American citizens with the hate they show to them. California has only 1 chance to survive? all democratic law maker in the hell hole illegal haven needs to drop dead in 24 hours.

  17. Dawn Valdez

    California’s retirement system, is hundreds of billions in the hole, homelessness, has steadily increased; this can only break California and taxpayer’s trying to live here. It’s time, California, put its citizens first. LA, has typhus and other contagious diseases occurring amongst its large homeless population and the mentally ill, are a big part of that population, receiving no care.

  18. Anthony Reyes

    I just don’t understand. Correct me if I’m wrong but to be a legal immigrant you need a sponsor so you will not be a burden to the government and illegals getting free medical coverage? Is this the Democratic way of guiding the American taxpayer? More like a modern Robinhood. Technically it is not stealing but by law, you have to pay taxes then they give it to the illegals. Sad day for California. I hope other States don’t vote for Democrats in 2020, otherwise, the illegals in your State will also get free medical benefits and more.

  19. Sylvia sears

    No help seniors first I can’t afford the best medicine and if they have Medicare they get everything free…

  20. sal

    no. there is no constitutional right to free anything that has to be produced by human effort this is the destruction of individual right to life and liberty. and this means the destruction of property rights which makes all other individual rights possible. socialism leads to slavery and death. people need to wake up epistemologically.

  21. Diana Carpenter

    No we work for everything we have why would they even be offered free anything oh I know to get votes well they need to be removed from our country can you say that they broke our law by being here just sad that they are more inportant than our Veterans Senior citizens and the American people just sad

  22. Jeannette

    So California is going to further financially kick people to the curb who cannot afford health insurance already, to finance health coverage for people who are in this country illegally, probably committing social security fraud, breaking our laws, sucking off the honest taxpayers. All this to buy votes of illegals — and yes, they vote.

    California is destroying itself from within. Why don’t they tax all the liberal movie stars since they all love the illegals so much. Or Pelosi, who has become a millionaire off government contracts. I have a better idea, join with Mexico and secede from the U.S.

  23. pnajhawan

    No, no, no, no, no….we have a lot of our own people who need true help.
    All illegals must go back to their home doctors. This us wrong.

  24. S Boyd

    Californians must be absolutely insane. We have lots of elderly and kids who have paid into their medical care but can’t afford any extra medical benefits. And now you have the audacity to make them pay for illegals who have certainly not contributed anything to this country. Certainly happy I have the sense to live in a state that considers legal citizens before giving away their money without consideration..

  25. Virginia Johnson

    NO! NO! NO!
    I know American citizens who do not qualify for healthcare (because they either make too much or too little, Go figure)

    If they paid taxes, then I could understand giving partial coverage.

    I have to work for my medical care.

  26. Gregory KARAS

    These scumbag’s are braking our law’s and don’t even deserve the time of day let lone heath care, they should not even be allow to enter our country, and tell those Mexican whores to keep there leg’s closed, then they would’ve have so many kid’s,

  27. These people are the most stupid dumbasses in history. Their state needs to be fenced off and given back to Mexico along with Nancy Pelosi. Let her do damage to Mexico though I wouldn’t be surprised if Mexico had her sent back to the US.

  28. Constance Finder

    This is sheer bull crap! My brother-in-law is on social security disability & he still can’t afford his medicine and there is NO available “in home assistance” for him! He is an American Citizen who worked all his life… Now he has nothing & the government WON’T help him… WHY in the World should “illegal aliens” be allowed free ANYTHING? Because in reality it us the American Citizen taxpayers that will wind up paying for everything! What is wrong with these idiot democrats? Please vote them OUT of office. Also, let them retire with a $15 per hour pension.. See if they can live like the majority of WE THE PEOPLE have to live..

  29. Katherine F Milstead

    Of course not! They did not pay for it and should not benefit from it. What a stupid question when in fact a good number of Americans cannot get health care. UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!

  30. Laurel Harvey

    No. Just as you only have resources for a limited # of people in your own house, paying the bills for extra people, the United States has limited resources. Resources should be allocated first to legal citizens who pay taxes and support the government. Within the United States we have many kind and generous citizens who support others in need. We should support immigration by the law, not by emotion. Many people have waited years and scrimped and saved to start a new life in the U.S.. That is the kind of citizen the U.S. needs, one who desires and puts action to that desire to make this country better each day.

  31. Who should pay …the Democratic legislators . ….that form a fund with their own money. …..for all donations to any democratic cause an equal amount to this fund….why open boarders are your wish…..PAY FOR IT…not tax payers

  32. California is the perfect example of how Liberal DumocRATS have now become a disease that can not be allowed to spread! They are deaf, dumb and blind to how poorly their own LEGAL American people are now hungry and homeless. I think that every Liberal should be supporting at least a dozen homeless Americans in their home, with their own money ~ from behind their gated walls. Then they can drive them in their limos to the polling places for their votes. ~ which is unconstitutional on too many levels.

  33. Linda A.

    Illegals are not citizens and have not contributed to the system, on the other hand working Americans have paid and millions of Americans can not afford healthcare. This is so wrong, these politicians do not represent Americans, they are for illegals and they need to be voted out of office. This is a betrayal to American taxpayers, it’s our money and we should have a say!!!!!!!! Vote out these traitors! Enough is Enough!!

  34. SGT Preston

    NO WAY, NO HOW! Illegal invaders (aliens) should be “entitled” to absolutely NOTHING from our country. If they want to share in the blessings of being Americans, there are avenues that lead to citizenship for them. Otherwise, let them do without.

  35. Ron Berti

    Uh, no. Is our purpose to ATTRACT people who can’t qualify to come here with a reasonable contribution to make? Some pols do, because they think they can “buy” the votes of these folks (who aren’t supposed to vote in the first place). We should not accommodate those desires.

  36. gerald guiling

    In the event of giving health care to immigrants, this should happen only after the tax payers have been giving the same consideration. Give health care to the immigrants only after tax paying citizens have enjoyed this nicety first.

  37. You people are out of your minds, you don’t give the American citizens free healthcare!!!!! And we get fined why they get everything free!!!! This move will destroy you all, Can’t happem to a better bunch of anti americans!!!!

  38. rosalie pepe

    I AM APPALLED- THESE ILLEGALS HAVE NOOOO RIGHT GETTING BENEFITS LET ALONE EVEN BEING IN OUR COUNTRY. PLEASE START ARRESTING THE DEMRATS – THEY ARE RUINING OUR COUNTRY. WE IRRADICATED DISEASES AND NOW THESE DISEASES PLUS MORE ARE COMING BACK INTO OUR COUNTRY. SEND THEM PACKING

  39. California is the absolutely craziest state in the country and already in massive debt which they will add to as the morons they are. The worst aspect of this is that they will then , with a little help from their utterly uncaring and worthless Progressive parasite friends, attempt to spread this into a national practice. IT IS UNTENABLE, IRRESPONSIBLE AND UNACCOUNTABLE BEHAVIOR; ESPECIALLY IN A FISCAL SENSE BUT THEN. WHERE DID THE INSANITY OF CONGRESS ORIGINATE FROM 😕 MOSTLY CALIFORNIA! WHO NEEDS THEM? WE HAVE MORE THAN ENOUGH TROUBLE NATIONWIDE WITHOUT THEM AND THEIR INSIDIOUS, INCOMPETENT, STUPIDITY, MAKING THINGS FAR WORSE WHEN ALL THIS WILL ACCOMPLISH IS TO REWARD FOREIGN FELONS FOR CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR AT AMERICAN CITIZEN EXPENSE AND DIMINISHED QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES. MOST INTELLIGENT PEOPLE IN THAT STATE WANT TO FLEE IT BECAUSE OF THE INSANITY STATEWIDE !

  40. Donald Turnes

    You are rewarding people (illegals) for breaking our laws. If they get a free ride then
    We all should get a free ride and all you politicians should pick up the bill

  41. Richard Hewitt

    What is going on in our country that allows our elected officials (National, State, City, County) to create programs that provide
    funding of a variety of issues. Could be health care, could be housing, could be welfare type funding and on to funding of projects specific to countries such as new schools, highways, housing and a multitude of programs in an effort to help a variety of countries, all in need of financial support. We spend billions of dollars in aid annually outside of America. And then our government has the gall to threaten Social Security and Medicare for those people who have worked a lifetime in the U.S., paying in to those programs as well as their employers paying a like amount into them as well. Those who have spent time in our military services absolutely deserve assistance in their senior years, however, those who worked in a variety of jobs separate from the military also paid taxes annually in support of America. Wake up America! Instead of responding to the outside countries crying of financial assistance, lets start doing a better job of taking care of Americans and then and only then will we look at helping other countries in need. Two items that need immediate attention: Any couple on Social Security will continue to receive the amount both have been receiving until both are deceased. Do not reduce the surviving spouse’s amount by what the deceased spouse was receiving. The full amount continues until the surviving spouse is deceased. Second, Medicare recipients receive full coverage at no cost to the recipient. Plain and simple. It is time that we took care of retiring generations for their contributions to support this great Nation. What is the matter with this country? Not too hard to figure out. Look at the people we elect to manage the money we earn and pay in to our country to pay for all the many services and programs we have come rely on. They do a good job of taking care of themselves but they are not doing a good job in seeing that those who earn the money the country runs on are treated fairly.

  42. cecil

    The people in California have lost their minds.First. they “sve” them from their past.This could have been settled in home country.Then,they let terrorist sneak in, drug dealers,rapist,murderers,Sick(infected ) people.Now the want to put them on free medical care here(raising taxes),school them (raising more taxes). NEXT they will want them to be eligible to vote,so socialist/democrats will
    get their votes over the republicans.This in turn if allowed, would work toward creating a communistic country, and not an AMERICA
    we know.When will people wake up???

  43. Free health care, these invaders should mot get anything from the tax payers. No medical care, lodging, food nothing. The democrats are running California into the ground taking Cate of the illegals that keep them in office.

  44. Carla Langston

    My first question is, where is MY free benefit package? The next comment is that it is quite obvious that the LIBERAL Democrats are wanting to do this for the illegal aliens so the illegal aliens will vote for them in the next election. My strong opinion is that we need to fight this with everything we have because I would say that, although it may be a small majority it’s still a majority of Americans want America the way if Trump has in his ideas. My first question is, where is my free benefit package? The next comment is that it is quite obvious that the Democrats are wanting to do this for the illegal aliens so that the illegal aliens will vote for them in the next election. My strong opinion is that we need to fight this with everything we have because I would say that, although it may be a small majority it’s still a majority of Americans want America the way President Trump has a vision of!!

  45. Illegal. Aliens should not have legal status of anything. They are criminals by definition. If they want to be here let them work for it. This has nothing to do with racism or hatred. They broke the law of the land. Both democrats and republicans are complicit in their efforts to gain votes and power. Most of them should be prosecuted as co-conspirators jailed for not doing their job of protecting the country

  46. Mi

    Smart, open borders and free everything. What happened to common sense? liberals have ruined this Beautiful State. I work for a gov agency, and many of my workmates have sold their houses and moved out of state. They will work here and pay minimal taxes and gas up before they hit state line. I have lived here for 55 plus years and will join them soon. I have finally given up!

  47. No!!!!!! They all should go out and get a JOB Just like the rest of us. Its SAD that the Democrats have let this country Down Along with the American People. Now what they have created here is going to be lazy illegals living off the tax papers money. This is what you call start of a socialist country. American People wake up!!!!!!!!! Stop voting for these Democrats!!!!!!

  48. David Crone

    You people are on drugs . There is no state or country that provides medical insurance to non citizens. Who will pay for this welfare for ALL MEASURE? Not ME I am getting OUT OF THIS CRAZY STATE !!! YOU ARE ALL CRAZY.

  49. Nelson W. Lentz

    “Should illegals be allowed full health care benefits?”
    What a stupid question!!
    Of course NOT!
    They should never have been allowed to enter our country nor arrested and detained when they did.
    They should have been shot the minute they showed up at our border and tried to either break through our border fence or climb our border wall, what little there is of it.
    These people are not illegal immigrants; they are alien invaders.
    And, since invasion is an act of war, they should be treated like the enemy combatants that they are.
    Just ask yourself if, in WW I, WW II. The Korean War, the Vietnam War, etc. , did our troops arrest and detain enemy combatants when they encountered them in battle?

  50. Dam Democrap idiots giving away our tax money to illegals and we the people can no0t get proper medical care because we can not pay for it or Medicare will not pay for it. If we do not stop the de3mocraps and their stupid policys, we will not have a country any longer, it will belong to all of the illegals that the democraps want to vote so they can start their dictatorship. Then everone will be slaves, no matter race color religion or legal or illegal. All of you illegals and nilenials keep demanding all of the so call free stuff and you will cause your own enslavement to take place faster. The stupid brainwashed people do not have any ideal of what it takes to pay for all of the free stuff that they are demanding. Hope all of you idiots enjoy the enalavement that you are demanding to take place.

  51. DP

    No!
    I see NOTHING in the US Constitution or any of the ‘states’, that have ANYTHING with ‘health care’.
    What we now call HHS.
    Transformed from: 1798 until 1953, under Pres. Eisenhower. And ‘HHS’ is still changing/expanding! (so for the good, some is ??)
    According to the HHS website:
    “1798
    Passage of an act for the relief of sick and disabled seamen, which established a federal network of hospitals for the care of merchant seamen, forerunner of today’s U.S. Public Health Service.”

  52. Evelyn H Sellers

    Illegals should not be given anything in this country. No healthcare, no food,I no housing, NOTHING. I didn’t work to support illegals, I worked to support myself, my family and the AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT NEEDED EXTRA HELP.

  53. David.flournoy@sbcglobal.net

    Hell no. I don’t get them and I am a native Texan who is still working at 71 just to pay wife’s medical Bill’s. I get no help from anyone… especially the “givernment”.

  54. vincent gazarkiewicz

    They didn’t pay anything into the system why should we pay for them.
    I don’t get full coverage and I paid all my life.
    I served in Vietnam and was subjected to agent orange and other dangers and I was a scout during the Tet offensive 1968.
    I have to pay for people that aren’t citizens and came here illegally.
    We are paying for 300,000 illegals that are criminals convicted of murder and other major crimes.

  55. Mary

    No they aren’t citizens they are here against the law. I don’t understand how people don’t get this concept. Illegal is illegal no matter what’s happened you’ve done something against the laws of our country. So definitely no they shouldn’t get it. There’s thousands upon thousands of citizens those that came to America legally that need assistance. We need to take care of the legal citizens first. First for housing, for food stamps, free programs whatever it may be it should start with those that are here doing it the right way. It’s nit that I don’t care about these people but they cut in line they came across our border without asking. There were people trying to get in the right way and all these illegal immigrants cut in front of them. Send them all home and have them come through our border the right way the legal way not as criminals but as future citizens.

  56. Mary

    No they aren’t citizens they are here against the law. I don’t understand how people don’t get this concept. Illegal is illegal no matter what’s happened you’ve done something against the laws of our country. So definitely no they shouldn’t get it. There’s thousands upon thousands of citizens those that came to Ame

    rica legally that need assistance. We need to take care of the legal citizens first. First for housing, for food stamps, free programs whatever it may be it should start with those that are here doing it the right way. It’s nit that I don’t care about these people but they cut in line they came across our border without asking. There were people trying to get in the right way and all these illegal immigrants cut in front of them. Send them all home and have them come through our border the right way the legal way not as criminals but as future citizens.

  57. My answer is NO , as to whether illegals get full health care. The State can even take care of the homeless, let alone give full
    care to illegals. Stop all the illegals coming into the country is the answer.

  58. peter giargiari

    Sad state of affairs when illegal migrants get more benefits than the citizens that pay for it. Time to take the congress people out behind the wood shed for some education. And leave a few of them there.

  59. howard buckley

    GIVE ILLEGALS NOTHING OTHER THAN A PLANE RIDE HOME GET THIS SHIT OUT OF OUR COUNTRY ALL THEY BRING IS DISEASE AND VIOLENCE. THEY SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN LET IN TO OUR COUNTRY ALL ODUMMERS AND THE REST OF THE AS+HOLES=DUMB-A-RATS.

  60. howard buckley

    GIVE ILLEGALS NOTHING OTHER THAN A PLANE RIDE HOME GET THIS SHIT OUT OF OUR COUNTRY ALL THEY BRING IS DISEASE AND VIOLENCE. THEY SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN LET IN TO OUR COUNTRY ALL ODUMMERS AND THE REST OF THE AS+HOLES=DUMB-A-RATS. IF YOU DON,T COUNT THE VOTE WHY DID YOU AS+HOLES ASK.

  61. Judith

    If California insists on opening their state to thousands of illegals, I don’t think our government should fund the state for any monies. All of the U.S. is paying for their nonsense and that shouldn’t be. The Dems need to get off their duffs and do what they were sent to Washington to do. They need to change the laws that allow this invasion into our country, and fund the wall. This political football that’s going on in Washington just pulls people farther and farther away from their party.

  62. Jeff

    No, illegals need to be imprisoned or deported. Dems need to be impeached for failure to perform the duties they were elected to Congress to perform! PERIOD.

  63. A Human

    I pay for what I get, why are they getting it free, and what happened to pay as you go, ie you buy/use/or acquire something you pay for it…Stop Social Medicine, go to India and what how the Dr. use the same needle for social illnesses…

  64. adan

    I am against any assistance or benifits for ILLIGAS. What is next with this ass Democrats, Give U.S. citizens hard earned taxes in Benefits to Mexico , Salvador, Nicaragua and all Central America?. Charge those countries for the money spent on their citizens. I am sure all American Citizen will approve of this.

  65. robert f. taylor

    dear sir or madam:regarding whether or not illegals should receive government benefits at taxpayer expense, the answer is a resounding NO!.if they have gotten any benefits already, they should be forced to pay them back by working for free.

  66. Jeanette Alexander

    No way. They are illegals in our Country and have broken the law. Why should my tax dollars be used for them. Why is my SS be depleted that I have paid into. Send them all back and let them come legally. Learn about America, speak English, work and pay taxes which is what you do to get benefits. The Democrats are despicable for allowing this and not helping change the immigration laws or build the law- all because they hate Trump and are poor losers. Republicans don’t act this way!!

  67. pat

    Since us whites are now a minority that is to communist Democrats I am declaring discrimination due to this favoritism to illegal brown skins. They dish out their illegal garbage favoritism to illegal “voters” but turn the table on them they cant tolerate their own garbage agendas

  68. Joy Beck

    Only in California ….. If Americans are foolish enough to pay for their illegals health care … good for them. Keep them in California and we’ll be sure to send the Illegals from our state to CA. Thank you

  69. Good for Cali. let them have all the ILLEGAL ALIENS, AND GOOD LUCK. You will watch your state turn into a THIRD WORLD SHITHOLE! HAVE A GOOD DAY!

  70. Johnny B

    Being that I am a “LEGAL” second generation taxpayer who’s FATHER came to this country “LEGALLY ” AFTER WORLD WAR I I AND IMMIGRATED PROPERLY ,I DO NOT FEEL ANYBODY WHO COMES HERE TO THE UNITED STATES “ILLEGALLY ” SHOULD GET A DAMN THING ESPECIALLY A “FREE” RIDE OFF EVERYONE ELSE’S BACK, THEY SHOULD ALL BE KICKED OUT OF THE COUNTRY NEVER TO RETURN.

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