Several prominent lawmakers from the Californian end of the Democratic Party have been quite silent about whether they support the new proposal of Gavin Newsom. This proposal, about to be enacted by the Governor would give noncitizens universal health care.
The incident came under the spotlight after Fox News Digital reached out to the few legislators in the state to gauge their reactions to the proposal of Newsom and if they would be supporting the move from the Governor of the state. Incidentally, none of the Democrats who have been contacted have responded to comments from Fox News, which includes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Representative Ted Lieu.
Silence Regarding Gavin Newsom’s Proposal
The silence from the legislators comes a day after Gavin Newsom proposed universal health care for every resident in California, which also includes noncitizens. During a press conference on Monday, the Governor unveiled his $213 billion California Blueprint plan, which would be backed with a surplus of $45.7 billion. Among the many proposals contained in the plan, is a measure that would look towards expanding the coverage of health care to all low-income Californian residents- irrespective of their immigration status.
Gavin Newsom’s measure, if further approved by lawmakers of the state, will allow the illegal immigrants to obtain abortions which would be state-funded, under the Medi-Cal system of the state. The Governor has predicted that the program would be fully online in the next couple of years.
In a press release, Gavin Newsom stated that with major investments coming in to tackle the greatest threats to the future of the state, the California Blueprint does light the path forward to continue the historic progress that they have made in their short-term as well as long-term challenges- which would also involve responding to the pandemic and making sure that the crisis doesn’t go out of control.