Newsom proposes universal health care for illegal immigrants
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed universal healthcare for all low-income residents of his state, including illegal immigrants, the governor announced during the unveiling of his 2022-23 state budget on Monday.
During a press conference Monday, Newsom unveiled his $213 billion California Blueprint plan, which will be backed by a $45.7 billion surplus. Among the proposals in the plan, which includes creating a new statewide gun buyback program in the name of public safety, is a measure to expand health care coverage to all low-income Californians, regardless of immigration status.