Is the state of California determined to go broke? It sure looks that way. They are now considering offering free healthcare to illegal immigrants. Won’t that increase illegal immigration to the state?
The Daily Signal reports:
California Could Become First State to Offer Health Care to Illegal Immigrants
Orange County 2nd District Supervisor Michelle Steel said Monday on Fox Business’ “After The Bell” that California could become the first state to offer free health care services to illegal immigrants.
“California has 1.5 trillion in debt and on the top of it, that we have $258 billion unfunded pension liability. We’re talking about only two big unions we’re talking about, like public employees union and teachers union. Only that, $258 billion. How are you going to add more money for health care coverage for illegals?” Steel said. “I mean, this is almost like obnoxious.”
Steel said the state government is pushing its agenda too far and thinks its financial estimates are unreliable.
“In 2015 they passed under 18, illegal immigrants that they can get the coverage. They say it was only going to cost only $182 million. It ended up costing $280 million. Almost double that,” Steel added. “So when they say it it’s $3 billion you don’t know how much it’s going to cost. We’re talking about 1.2 million people. You know what? They are really pushing it way too far.”
Is there a real long term plan in place here or is this just another anti-Trump stunt?