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There is NO way to pay for it dummy!!!

 

Democrat proposes government-funded healthcare for all illegal immigrants in California

by Anna Giaritelli | August 28, 2018 02:08 PM

 

The Democrat running to be California's next governor said he wants to extend government-funded healthcare to everyone in the state, including those illegally in the United States.

“I did universal healthcare when I was mayor — fully implemented, regardless of pre-existing condition, ability to pay, and regardless of your immigration status," said Gavin Newsom in an interview on Pod Save America released Tuesday. "San Francisco is the only universal healthcare plan for all undocumented residents in America. Very proud of that … I’d like to see that extended to the rest of the state."

About 2.35 million people living in the Golden State in 2014 were illegal immigrants, according to Pew Research.

Newsom said the system he implemented as mayor of San Francisco from 2004 to 2011 "proved" the local government could fund healthcare for those who could not afford it, as well as those unlawfully present, without driving the city broke.

He added that the state's executive office should oversee any major healthcare changes instead of relying on lawmakers in Sacramento to do so, citing former President Barack Obama's major role in helping guide Obamacare through Congress.

Newsom is running to succeed Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown. In the most recent polling conducted earlier this summer, Newsom had a significant lead over Republican John Cox, 53 percent to 29 percent, according to Real Clear Politics.

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    you get to pay for someone else's healthcare... EDITORIALS Hey, California, Ready To Spend $400 Billion For Your Single-Payer Disaster? � � � � 📷📷 CaliCare: California's so-called progressive Democrats, fresh off their classy "flipping off" of Donald Trump at their state convention, now want to flip off the entire state by imposing a reckless, economy-destroying single-payer health care system on the state's citizens. If voters don't stop this madness they'll get what they deserve. A study by the Senate Appropriations Committee of the state legislature found that a proposed single-payer system would cost $400 billion a year  — more than twice the state's current bloated budget of $182 billion. To say that it would be the fiscal and economic ruin of California is an understatement. As the Sacramento Bee notes, half the tab would come in the form of a new tax of about 15% on all earned income. That's in addition to the 13%-plus state income tax already levied on Californians. 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    May 23, 2018

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