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California Democrats plan to extend Medicaid to illegal immigrants
by Kimberly Leonard  | December 03, 2018 10:32 PM

A California lawmaker has pledged to re-introduce a bill that would allow adults who live in the state illegally to receive medical care paid for by the government.

State Assembly member Joaquin Arambula, a Democrat and a doctor, announced the plans Monday as the legislature convened at the state capitol, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Should the bill advance, California would become the first state to extend Medicaid coverage regardless of immigration status. State projections for last year's bill found that 1.8 million people in California are uninsured and reside there illegally; roughly 1.2 million would qualify for Medi-Cal, the name of the state's Medicaid program.

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Believe it or not, but California Democrats are trying to pass a bill that would give Medicaid benefits to illegal immigrants.
Policies like that wouldn’t just cost taxpayers billions, they'd encourage more people to enter our country unlawfully.

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