(Liberty Bell) – Typically, if you want to stop bad behavior, you don’t reward it by giving away free stuff. That seems to be a memo that got lost in the shuffle for California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is about to reward illegal alien seniors with free healthcare for breaking the laws of the United States and entering the country illegally.
You see, to people like Newsom, money is of no concern. Heck, when we run out, we can just print more, right? Inflation? What’s that? Never heard of it. No big deal. Stop being racist and let the folks stomping all over our laws have all the benefits of being a citizen without contributing anything to its well being, you old racist party pooper!
That’s the way Newsom and other government cronies think. They don’t understand that this sort of behavior will never stop as long as folks come here believing they’ll get taken care of from cradle to grave, which is exactly what’s happening.
Here’s more on this from Breitbart:
California Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to offer free health care to illegal aliens age 65 and older in his new state budget, which is due to be unveiled on Friday, which would make California the first state to do so.
The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that despite opposing legislation last year to expand the state’s Medicaid program, Medi-Cal, to illegal alien seniors because it would be too costly, Newsom has changed his position.
The Times explains:
The relatively small population of seniors who live in the state without legal immigration status means the cost of covering them — estimated to be $121 million a year — is a fraction of the state’s overall $215-billion budget. But Medi-Cal already covers a third of California’s residents, and critics of expanding the program argue it is already struggling with long wait times because of too few doctors who are willing to accept the state’s low reimbursement rates.
California is being closely watched by Democrats as a test case for “Medicare for All,” which many of the 2020 presidential candidates have embraced, notably Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Many have also embraced the idea of granting free health care to illegal aliens. In the first presidential debate of the primary, every single candidate onstage — including former Vice President Joe Biden — raised their hands when asked which of them would favor free health care for illegal aliens — a moment seized upon by conservative critics.
Last July, Newsom signed a law to expand Medi-Cal to illegal aliens under the age of 26, making the state the first to offer free health care to adults in the U.S. illegally. That law took effect this month. California has offered free health care to illegal alien children up to age 19 since 2015. The only group of illegal aliens (partially) excluded from the program would be adults between ages 26 and 65.
State taxpayers bear the entire burden of the expansions because Obamacare, as written, prevents federal funds from being used to cover illegal aliens, the Times notes.
Illegal aliens are, for the most part, not folks looking to escape an oppresive government and gain access to the American dream. A lot of them are criminals with a history that are looking to escape here to avoid being held accountable for their actions and to enjoy an easy life on a free ride paid for by American citizens working their fingers to the bone.
By allowing illegals to have free health care paid for by taxpayers, we are essentially enslaving our own people to give those who aren’t even citizens a cushy lifestyle devoid of work and contribution to society.
That’s a hard pass here.