California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed universal health care for all low-income residents in his state, including illegal immigrants, as he revealed his 2022-23 state budget Monday.
The $213 billion California Blueprint also includes other controversial areas, including a gun buyback program.
“Gov. Newsom’s universal health care proposal, which would expand access to Medi-Cal to all eligible residents regardless of immigration status starting January 2024, still falls short of his 2018 campaign trail promise: to create a single state-funded plan,” CalMatters noted.
Instead, the focus is on health care for all low-income residents, including illegal immigrants. The move would use state taxpayer dollars to provide health care for those in the state illegally, but not for those who make more than a certain level of income.
The state budget plan also includes expanded abortion services in a contrast with many states that are working to limit abortion services. The budget includes taxpayer dollars for abortion services in a move that will certainly anger pro-life Californians.
“As California’s robust recovery continues, we’re doubling down on our work to ensure all our communities can thrive,” Newsom said in a press release.
It’s hard to believe this is coming from a U.S. governor. The plan increasingly sounds like it could be coming from the leader of Venezuela. The results may soon look similar as well.
Newsom’s plan shows full-blown socialism as taxpayers are forced to fund controversial services, including health care for people who broke the law to enter the country. If we weren’t giving immigrants enough reasons to illegally cross the southern border already, Newsom’s new deal could soon shift migration patterns toward his state rather than Arizona or Texas.
The stunning part about the budget reveal is that the state just had the opportunity to remove Newsom in a historic recall effort. The movement to force a recall required massive effort and a large number of angry voters.
On one hand, it seems voters failed to follow through to stop Newsom’s bad actions during the pandemic by not showing up in sufficient numbers to vote. On the other hand, you would think a recent recall would cause Newsom to be more cautious regarding new plans, especially in controversial areas.
Instead, the survival of his recall election appears to have emboldened Newsom to launch ahead one of his most radical, far-left plans yet. That’s not good for America, especially for those living in his state. There’s a reason more people are leaving California than any other state in the country the past two years. It’s not the sunshine or the beaches; it’s the radical, far-left government.
People would rather live in the deserts of Arizona or the winters of Idaho than deal with Newsom and Democrat’s leftist nonsense. Many have left the left coast over the progressive craziness and many more likely will in the days ahead as Newsom veers further left in his latest budget plans that show which direction the state is headed in the years to come.