California Governor Gavin Newsom just revealed a $213 billion proposal, called the “California Blueprint plan.”
Backed by a $45.7 billion surplus, the plan intends to expand healthcare services across the state, and will also implement a gun buyback program.
But the plan is especially controversial for one big reason.
As the state attempts to bounce back from the pandemic, Gov. Newsom apparently intends to push his liberal agenda even harder.
Perhaps above all else, Newsom is doubling down on universal healthcare for state residents, which has become a huge topic of debate in recent months.
However, it’s who is going to receive that healthcare that’s raising eyebrows.
It isn’t just guaranteed to low-income California residents. It’s also going to include those who technically have no legal right to be in the country.
From Fox News:
California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed universal health care for all low-income residents of his state, including illegal immigrants, during the unveiling of his 2022-23 state budget on Monday.
Newsom added that California would be the “first state in the country to achieve universal access to health coverage.”
This includes everything from home support services to behavioral health. But it also includes another highly controversial subject.
The California Blueprint plan would give non-registered citizens the right to abortions and of course, that does fall to the taxpayer.
Newsom also said the plan was designed to fight climate change, homelessness, and “persistent inequality.”
But it’s the healthcare coverage for non-citizens that’s bound to cause plenty of pushback among the state’s Republican and Conservative leaders.
It’s also likely to irritate the Pro-Life advocates, who continue to battle for the rights of the unborn.
The Governor said the plan should be fully rolled out by January 2024, though certain elements of the proposal are almost certain to generate plenty of criticism.
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