California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom proposed providing universal healthcare to all low-income residents, regardless of immigration status, living in the Golden State on Monday.
The proposal is one of many inside Newsom’s proposed 2022-23 state budget he released on Monday, according to Fox News. The California Blueprint plan, totaling $213 billion, also includes proposals to fund a state gun buy-back program and invest “billions” in climate change plans.
“Governor Newsom’s Blueprint will make California the first state in the nation to offer universal access to healthcare coverage for all state residents, regardless of immigration status,” a summary of the plan says.
“With major new investments to tackle the greatest threats to our state’s future, the California Blueprint lights the path forward to continue the historic progress we’ve made