California has become the first state in the country to offer government-subsidized health benefits to young adults living illegally in the United States.
Who are the undocumented who can receive Medicaid?
The measure signed by the governor of California, Gavin Newsom, extends coverage for the state Medicaid program to undocumented adults of 25 years or less with low incomes.
The democratic proposal advanced even when president Donald Trump’s measures are to take firm action against undocumented immigrants.
Since 2016, California has allowed children under the age of 18 to receive tax-backed medical care despite immigration status. And state officials expect the plan to cover approximately 90,000 people.
Since 2016, California has allowed children under the age of 18 to receive tax-backed medical care despite their immigration status. And state officials expect the plan to cover approximately 90,000 people.
The idea of providing health benefits to undocumented immigrants is supported by the majority of democratic candidates running for president of the United States.
Governor Newsom said state law makes a strong contrast to Trump’s immigration policies.
Trump has publicly attacked Newsom’s plans.
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