California has become the first state in the nation to provide taxpayer funded health benefits to elderly illegal immigrants.
- California’s governor, Democrat Gavin Newsom, signed AB 133 into law Tuesday which opened the state’s Medi-Cal rolls to illegal aliens 50 years and older in a move that the governor referred to as a “major milestone.”
- “We’re investing California’s historic surplus to accomplish transformative changes we’ve long dreamed of – including this historic Medi-Cal expansion to ensure thousands of older undocumented Californians, many of whom have been serving on the front lines of the pandemic, can access critical health care services,”
- Newsom said. “I thank the Legislature for its steadfast partnership to bring California closer to universal health care coverage and advance comprehensive initiatives to ensure California’s communities come back from the pandemic stronger and healthier than before.”