Former NFL Star Slams California Bill Giving Healthcare Benefits to Illegal Immigrants

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Legendary NFL running back, Herschel Walker, released a tweet on Monday criticizing the state of California over a proposed bill that seeks to grant health care benefits to “qualified” illegal immigrants within the state of California.
 

 
Gov. Gavin Newsome and Democrat lawmaker’s agreement on the policy will specifically allow "low-income adults between the ages of 19 and 25 living in the state of California illegally, eligible for California’s Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal.” Via Fox News.
 
The proposed legislation is part of an extension of a “broader” $213 million-dollar budget, which is scheduled to be placed into effect sometime during January 2020...
 
Former NFL star and Heisman Trophy winner, Herschel Walker, immediately showed his displeasure for the leftist California policy and the overall direction the state is taking.
 

 
“Not to point fingers at California, but why would you give free healthcare to illegal immigrants when your streets are littered with homeless legal residents, trash, and tents. California is a beauitful place, so let’s keep it that way,” Said Herschel Walker via Twitter.
 
After a couple of hours, Walker’s tweet blew up and went viral, accumulating more than 25,000 re-tweets and over 80,000 likes...
 
According to Breitbart.com, Democrats have already estimated that over 90,000 illegal immigrants inside the U.S. will “immediately” qualify for healthcare benefits, costing American taxpayers around $98 million a year. The proposed legislation will officially make California the first state to give illegal immigrants free healthcare.
 

 
To pay for this absurd bill, the state of California has already agreed to start sufficiently taxing people who currently lack ongoing healthcare plans. The specific taxation is a “revival” of the "individual-mandate penalty" that was previously practiced by former president Barack Obama. During the Trump administration, Republican Reps. in Congress helped eliminate the Obama era mandate as part of the 2017 overhaul to tax code. Via Fox News.
 
Budget agreements for the proposed legislation will need to be approved by the full state legislature before being officially passed. The vote is expected to be scheduled during this week. “California state law requires officials to constitute a budget by midnight on June 15th, if a budget is not presented lawmakers will lose their pay.” Via Fox News.