In another attempt at establishing California as America´s wonderland for undocumented immigrants, governor Gavin Newsom “promised that there will be state health coverage for all people over 65,” whether they are in the United States legally of not, a move that according to Univision News, will only cost the state´s taxpayers $121 million a year.
See for yourself how correspondent Jaime García refers to the billions that the state wants to shell out for undocumented immigrants:
JAIME GARCÍA: It is estimated that in California there are close to 1.5 million undocumented immigrants over 65 years of age who would be provided health insurance. It would only cost $121,000,000 annually.
In reality, the state ́s overall budget for Med-Cali, as it labels its health coverage, is of $215-billion which already includes adult immigrants younger than 26 who lack legal status and, since 2015, children living in the U.S. illegally. It bears noting that this conversation occurs as the state faces a homeless crisis (for which it has sought bailouts), forest fires due in part to progressive forest management policies, and large cities with streets awash in human excrement.
Leave it to Univision, a liberal immigration-advocacy PAC with a broadcast license, to push for any and every measure meant to warrant more votes for those who disregard the millions of immigrants that are legally in the United States.
Click ´Expand´ to read the full transcript of the aforementioned report as aired on Noticiero Univision Edición Nocturna on Thursday, January 9th, 2020:
Noticiero Univisión: Edición nocturna - 11:41:37 PM - 11:43:59 PM
1/9/2020 11:34:00 PM
PATRICIA JANIOT: Tomorrow will be an important day for thousands of undocumented people in California. Governor Gavin Newsom promised that there will be state health coverage for people over 65. An unprecedented event in the country. From Los Angeles, Jaime García has more information about this health alternative that will benefit people who may still be working but do not have health insurance.
JAIME GARCÍA: This Friday, California governor Gavin Newsom faces the historic decision to offer, for the first time in the United States, state health coverage for undocumented workers over 65 years of age.
JOSEPH VILLUELA: The governor told us and pledged that this year he was going to put it in his budget. That's what we think he's going to do tomorrow.
CAMILA NAVARRETE: I hope he does it. Sometimes they promise and do nothing.
GARCÍA: Camila Nevarez (sic) is a legal resident who for 7 years has received the benefits of MadiCali, as the state health insurance is called in California.
NAVARRETE: They gave it to me when I broke my arm. That's why I got the aid. I'm hypertensive. I have diabetes. I have many complications and it has helped me a lot.
GARCÍA: So far, emergency rooms have been the only alternative for undocumented workers to receive medical attention for health complications.
ALBERTO ALONSO: Hospitals are jam-packed with cases that have no solution and that in the end, cost the state more.
GARCÍA: For the past five years, California has been providing coverage for all children regardless of their immigration status. At the beginning of this year it extended coverage to include all young people up to 26 years of age. And now the governor must decide whether to include in the annual budget he will present tomorrow, the funds to pay for health insurance for all over 65 that live in the state.
VILLUELA: This is the step to take to ensure that those people who have worked and lived in California almost all of their lives, have health insurance.
GARCÍA: It is estimated that in California there are close to 1.5 million undocumented immigrants over 65 years of age who would be provided health insurance. It would only cost $121,000,000 annually. In Los Angeles, Jaime Garcia, Univision.