Congresswoman Slams California For Covering 700,000 Illegal Immigrants’ Healthcare

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) slammed California in a post on X, formerly Twitter, Saturday for a law that went into effect on Jan. 1 that will offer free healthcare to illegal immigrants — paid for by California taxpayers.

The congresswoman from Georgia first took a swipe at President Joe Biden for the record number of illegal immigrants crossing into the U.S. from Mexico, calling the situation at the southern border “treason.”

“And now California is going to give illegals free healthcare, but nothing is free, the California taxpayers have to pay for it. The border crisis is the top issue and I want to impeach but can’t get the votes. Would a tax revolt stop it?” Greene added.

She was commenting on a post by national Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin reporting the record-breaking number of illegal immigrant encounters with the U.S. Border Patrol in December: “CBP sources tell FOX there have now been over [276,000] migrant encounters at the southern border in December, the highest single month ever recorded.”

On Jan. 1, California began offering free healthcare access to illegal immigrants. The state is handing out tax-funded healthcare services to some 700,000 illegal immigrants between 26 – 49 years of age regardless of facing a $68 billion budget shortfall in the next fiscal year, according to a report in the New York Post.

“The expansion was a bad idea when the state’s coffers were flush,” said Sally Pipes, CEO of the Pacific Research Institute. “Now that California is struggling to make ends meet, using taxpayer money to cover non-citizens is simply irresponsible.”

The new policy is the final expansion of a bill California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed into law in 2019. The bill expanded the full scope of Medi-Cal services to young adults aged 19 – 25 living in California regardless of immigration status. The next expansion included undocumented adults over the age of 50.

“In California, we believe everyone deserves access to quality, affordable health care coverage – regardless of income or immigration status,” Gov. Newsom’s office said in response to an ABC News request for comment.