Americans Reject Providing Taxpayer-Funded Healthcare for Illegals

According to new Rasmussen Reports polls, Americans firmly reject giving government-provided health care benefits to illegal aliens.

Sarah Cowgill of Liberty Nation highlights what the two-question survey asked:

Do you favor or oppose making health care benefits available to young low-income illegal immigrants in your state?  Is it offensive to refer to someone who has entered this country illegally as ‘an illegal immigrant?’

Of the 1,000 people questioned online and on the phone, “31% of Likely U.S. Voters favor making health care benefits available to low-income illegal immigrants under the age of 26 in their state. Fifty-five percent (55%) are opposed, while 13% are not sure.”

California Governor Gavin Newsom passed a $215 billion budget with universal healthcare coverage which included illegal immigrants up to ages 26. Laurel Lucia, the health care program director at the University of California-Berkeley Labor Center, applauded the expansion of Medi-Cal to illegal immigration while forcing taxpayers to shoulder the costs through individual-mandate penalties. She claims that “The bigger reason to do this is about values.”

California residents could face fines of $695 if they don’t buy health insurance under this mandate.

This is another economically ignorant policy that will likely accelerate the notorious exodus of Californians already taking place.