Insane Obamare Costs - Gold plated plans and Illegal Immigration in USA
Under 18 illegal children have to be covered in many states
- Five states, and the District of Columbia, let undocumented children 18 years or younger sign up for Medicaid -- California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York and Washington.
US states failed to provide health care for under 26 illegals- California tries
- 2019 - several states tried but failed to enact legislation to offer health coverage to more undocumented immigrants
- the price tag for Connecticut's proposal would be $53 million for the first two years, reaching up to $64 m but with a huge deficit, it could not afford it
Washington state, lawmakers tried to raise the age of Medicaid eligibility for undocumented immigrants to 25 years but no bill made it out of committee.
At a cost of $100m+/year CA will expand care to undocumented people between the ages of 19 and 25. (Currently, the cutoff is 18 years old.) State lawmakers wanted to go further but CA deemed it could not afford raising benefits including undocumented seniors, as well as extend the Earned Income Tax Credit to low-income undocumented immigrants.
Unhealthy diversions from public programs. To pay for his plan, Newsom will divert public health funding from 35 mostly rural and small counties. His original budget planned to divert money from 39 counties, but officials from four argued that it would have catastrophic effects on their battles against measles and STDs. The core 35 counties receive funds from the County Medical Services Program, which currently has a $300 million budget surplus. Now, Newsom says the remaining funds will come from the state’s general fund.
Ironically, such "subsidies" for illegals could save money for local governments and hospitals who have to bear emergency care often at far higher cost than routine care.
Trump has proposed but not passed a new "public charge" rule, which would penalize LEGAL immigrants for using government benefits, including Medicaid. If enacted, the rule will make it harder for legal immigrants who have used those benefits to obtain green cards or permanent residency status. This has further scared even the illegal immigrants, from seeking care for other than life threatening conditions, fearing deportation or redlining.