An immigrant who meets all eligibility requirements, but is not in a satisfactory immigration status for full scope Medi-Cal is entitled to emergency and pregnancy-related services and, when needed, state-funded long-term care.
Carol, ERs do not refuse them when they come in with non-emergency (as we think of it) situations, like a flu, a high fever, pain. They may say they are not given "full scope Medi-Cal, but that's meaningless when they can go to the ER for everything and not be turned away. And notice the benefit of "state funded long term care." That's the same as for any Medi-Cal recipient. And any time there is a pregnancy or minor children involved, there are benefits of money and food.
What do you suppose happens to the overcrowded school system that has to take on children who don't speak English? Bi-lingual education. Everything is taught in two languages. It slows things down immeasurably, and costs money. Did you know California public schools now rank near the bottom, next to Mississippi? My grandchildren weren't hampered by this, tho, they were in private schools all their life, and one is now in college.
This gem is not about immigration, but the homeless. Up in San Francisco the law has changed, you can now urinate on the sidewalk, it's OK.
My sister's choice to move to the high desert in Arizona, unpaved roads, no stores for many miles, medical facilities 17 miles away, is beginning to sound good. My area is fine, we're up on a hill, nothing can be built around us, there is a nature preserve right behind me and there is wildlife, we're part of a very wealthy area. There isn't the motivation to leave, and I'm too old to want to take on a big move. But L.A. in general is in trouble.
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