Under the new law, California's Medi-Cal coverage would be extended to those between 19 to 25 years of age, whether they have "satisfactory immigration status" or not.
According to the website for the state's healthcare marketplace, Covered California, "Medi-Cal" is a program offering free or low-priced health coverage for children and adults with limited income and resources. State officials estimate in the first year the program will cover around 138,000 residents and cost California taxpayers $98 million. The California Immigrant Policy Center lauded the inclusion of undocumented young adults but called the plan "bittersweet".
The original plan pushed forward by the Democrats in the California Legislature would expand the coverage to even more adults.
A national poll suggests that many Americans across the country are far less accepting of the notion of giving health coverage to those who came into the US illegally.
'Mark my words, ' Newsom said.
Trump has publicly attacked Newsom's plans.
Newsom told a crowd of supporters at Sacramento City College 'we're going to get the rest of that done'. "We're going to make progress next year and the year after on that".
Republican lawmakers in California criticized the law, arguing that the state should be spending health care dollars on those living in the state legally. "Everybody, not just some folks".
Not that the state is desperate for cash: California is projected to have a surplus of more than $20 billion, the largest in 20 years. "Most notably in San Francisco and L.A. It's creating filthy and infectious conditions for Californians and especially those low income citizens who don't send their kids to fancy private schools", Ingraham said Wednesday on "The Ingraham Angle". And an estimated 14% of them live in the country without authorized status.
"We're going to penalize the citizens of this state that have followed the rules, but we're going to let somebody who has not followed the rules come in here and get the services for free", said Republican state Senator Jeff Stone, according to CBS8. It's insane what they are doing, ' he said. "It's insane. And it's mean, and it's very unfair to our citizens", said the President.