News

California gov pushes more illegal immigrant health care coverage, amid homeless crisis

By  | 

California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed a $222 billion state budget on Friday that calls for $80.5 million to extend health care coverage to 27,000 illegal immigrant seniors, and that’s not sitting well with Fox Nation’s Tomi Lahren.

“As if this state doesn’t bend over backwards enough for illegals, as if California taxpayers aren’t burdened enough by these big government programs, as if we don’t have enough problems, including a homelessness epidemic — now this,” said Lahren on her Fox Nation show “Final Thoughts.”

“It wasn’t enough to cover illegals under 19 and all pregnant women under Medi-Cal [the state program for low-income residents],” Lahren continued. “It wasn’t enough to offer health care to all illegals under 26. Now, this ridiculous state is planning to expand that coverage to illegals 65 and older, aka a very expensive group to insure.”

California has been steadily adding different groups of illegal immigrants in the state to the rolls of its state-run health care program. Opponents of the expansion said the additional of elderly illegal immigrants will put further strain on a system that is already struggling.

State Sen. Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) told the Los Angeles Times that extending coverage would exacerbate long wait times and doctor shortages.

“What’s next? Why not just let the wheels fall off the wagon and hand the keys to the kingdom to all the illegal immigrants and say, ‘The hell with it. Give them all health care at an estimated cost of $2.4 billion. Why not?'” said Lahren, mocking the governor’s proposal.

“It’s not like we have anything else in the state to worry about right now. Look, we have a booming homeless population that even a $1.2 billion bond won’t help,” she argued, referencing a troubled homeless housing project in Los Angeles.

Last week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled the first homeless housing development to be completed, even though three projects were slated to be finished by 2019. Garcetti acknowledged that the program, partially funded by a $1.2 billion bond, will not build enough housing to address the homeless crisis in his city and he called for more state funding.

“I have long said conservatives should stop fleeing California so we can save it and not let this beautiful state be ravaged by Democrats and their crushing policies. But forget it,” said Lahren. “Save yourselves. It’s not going to get better. In fact, I forecast it’s going to get a whole hell of a lot worse.”

“My advice to those hardworking Californians who are sick and tired of this crap is to get out and get out as soon as you can,” she concluded.

6 Comments

  1. Ghost

    January 14, 2020 at 4:38 am

    Newsom the Loser, Fiensteer, Pissloser, Boxer, Waters, all should be under investigation for Money Laundry, Fraud, Theft, & Treason.

  2. bernard chope

    January 14, 2020 at 5:10 am

    On tv, The Democrats are telling what the invaders have to gain.
    Is it time to tell what the AMERICANS have to loose?
    At all incomes, the AMERICAN low incomes, have to share their
    benefits. At the high level of income, they will have to give Our country
    to invaders, & their country.

  3. Luis Manuel Zuniga

    January 14, 2020 at 6:07 am

    That is a smart measure to speed California’s bankruptcy. We shall have a model of how liberal policies lead states (and a country) to disaster.

  4. John Kellerman

    January 14, 2020 at 6:20 am

    Hopefully the sick perverted democrats will completely bankrupt and destroy Calofornia. Actually the best thing could happen to that dump is for it to completely crumble into the sea because if not, the lunatics that voted for that piece of crap governor will only relocate somewhere else and vote democrat.

  5. Richard Knight

    January 14, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    I hear ya,this is what Donald has been saying all along.Do the socialist even care?

  6. Dolores J Adams

    January 29, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    Newsome is nancy Pelosi’s nephew. So no wonder he’s rotten

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Send this to friend