California moving to offer free health care to illegal immigrants

By Nick Givas

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.”

Steel said if California keeps providing financial benefits to illegal immigrants, the state will attract millions more, who will overwhelm the system and send the state spiraling into bankruptcy.

“You know you are getting welfare benefits. You have free health care coverage. And then you can hide, because the government itself is protecting these people even if they commit crime,” she concluded. “It’s going to be a utopia for illegal immigrants. They’re all going to come in from outside of the world, not just inside of United States, but how about the other side of the world? They all want to come in. Everything is free here.”

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5 thoughts on “California moving to offer free health care to illegal immigrants

  1. If you were born in this country you are, through no effort or merit on your part, a very fortunate individual indeed. Others were born into horrific, constant life-threatening, dehumanizing conditions, also through no fault of their own.

    When a person without legal papers, being terrified of exportation, seeks medical care in an emergency room, they have got to be very, very ill. What would you have CA do, send them away – possibly to face death from their illness?

    And, people without legal papers are the problem!!??

  2. Let’s see “California has 1.5 trillion in debt and on the top of it, that they have $258 billion
    unfunded pension liability……….. and now adding Free Healthcare for Illegal Immigrants,
    the last number I knew of was that they had 2 Million Illegals ( whoops ) Undocumented.

    Sounds like another solid Liberal plan !! Just think if they had 2 Million Legal immigrants
    with real jobs paying taxes and healthcare premiums, guess they didn’t think of that !!

  3. I guess crop picking/construction wasn’t (isn’t) so cheap using illegal labor after all. Between schooling their children and paying for their health care, it turns out they’re making out much better than their American counterparts.

    Has America ever thought about conquering California?

  4. There is no such thing as free healthcare.
    Someone, somewhere has to pay for it now, or, if added to debts, a little bit every year.

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