Fox News reports under an agreement between Gov. Gavin Newsom and Democrats in the state legislature, low-income adults between the ages of 19 and 25 living in California illegally would be eligible for California’s Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal.
The deal emerged as part of a broader $213 billion budget. State officials have estimated the benefits would be available to about 90,000 low-income illegal immigrants at a cost of $98 million per year.
The plan, which still must be approved by the full state legislature would take effect in January 2020.