California Set to Offer Health Benefits to Illegal Immigrants

California is set to become the first state to offer full health benefits to illegal immigrants by January 2020, at a cost of nearly $100 million per year.

In a stance to distance itself from President Trump’s administration, California is set to become the first state in the country to pay for tens of thousands of illegal immigrants to have full health benefits.

Under an agreement between Gov. Gavin Newsom and Democrats in the state legislature, low-income adults between the ages of 19 and 25 living in California illegally would be eligible for California’s Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal. The deal emerged as part of a broader $213 billion budget.

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