For the Illegals...they will still be put first ahead of legal citizens and  get better care than the homeless. To be on the safe side you might want to skip that vacation to California.

 

In a stance to distance itself from President Trump’s administration, California is set to become the first state in the country to pay for tens of thousands of illegal immigrants to have full health benefits.

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.

 

The plan would take effect in January 2020, the Sacramento Bee reported.

HOMELESS ENCAMPMENTS ALONG CALIFORNIA LEVEES MAY BE WEAKENING THEM, OFFICIALS WARN

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.

“While it’s not all we sought, it will provide a real tangible difference for people, especially for those around and below poverty and for middle income families who don’t get any help under the federal law,” Anthony Wright, executive director of advocacy group Health Access, said. Indeed, a family of four earning as much as six times the federal poverty level -- or more than $150,000 a year -- would be eligible to get about $100 a month from the government to help pay their monthly health insurance premiums.

To pay for part of it, the state agreed to start taxing people who don’t have health insurance. It’s a revival of the individual-mandate penalty that had been on the books nationwide under former President Barack Obama’s health-care law until Republicans in Congress eliminated it as part of the 2017 overhaul to the tax code.

 

The budget agreement still must be approved by the full state legislature; a vote is expected this week. State law requires lawmakers to enact a budget by midnight on June 15. If they don’t, lawmakers would lose their pay.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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A person built a ramshackle dwelling set amid trash piled five feet high and strewn along a wall for a hundred feet. Rats darted out from under the retch and rotten food, zigzagging every which way.

These are not conditions you usually expect to see in the United States. But this is Ceres Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, just yesterday, Wednesday Oct. 10, and this is where trash comes to sleep.

All images by Philip Iglauer.

Sprawling piles of rat-infested trash were left ignored by the city and now could be a source of the recent typhus outbreak, NBC Los Angeles said in a report. The city’s Department of Sanitation received more than 2,200 calls to 311 over a two-year period to pick up trash near homeless encampments, but failed to respond to more than half of those calls, according to the investigative report.

“If someone is calling 311 and not getting through, that’s unacceptable,” Mayor Garcetti told NBC, responding to the information. The NBC report dubbed the area in downtown L.A. where nine typhus cases have been reported as “The Typhus Zone.” The areas encompasses  Skid Row, as well as nearby upscale residences and businesses.

Awarehouse worker at an apparel company located on Ceres between 7th and 8th streets routinely sees rats on the street. He declined to provide his name for this story. A homeless man living near the corner of 7th Street and Ceres Ave. said he’s afraid he’ll lose his stuff as a result of possible street cleanups undertaken to address the typhus outbreak in downtown.

Amid the trash, homeless encampments heavily populate Ceres Ave. for blocks and blocks. Rats can be clearly seen squirming amongst the piles of human waste, rotten food, and other trash. It’s a red-flag scenario that the city will now surely respond to, but a fresh wave of enforcement and clean-up could also impact people with no place else to go.

A homeless advocate working in the Skid Row area told the L.A. Taco that he’s concerned the city could overreact to the typhus outbreak by clearing out encampments and seizing property from people living there, which could be crushing to a person experiencing homelessness.

[UPDATE, 5:05 pm: NBC local reporter Joel Grover reports via Twitter that L.A. has cleaned up this stretch of Ceres Ave. Read on.]

Rats and other rodents carrying fleas are drawn to large piles of trash like the one on Ceres Ave. When NBC reporters asked Garcetti why the city hasn’t collected trash on a city street, he said: “Well, it should have been. And we’re going to get to the bottom of why it wasn’t and make sure that it is.”

On Wednesday, hundreds of city workers rallied outside City Hall and called on Garcetti, a potential presidential candidate, to “Fix LA” and be more involved in contract talks. Separately, the county health department announced the first death of 2018 related mosquito-borne West Nile Virus, in a statement.

People get sick when the infected flea ***** are rubbed into cuts and scrapes in the skin. Although a very serious and usually uncommon disease, typhus is rarely deadly and can be treated with antibiotics.

County health officials have previously told L.A. Taco that they are still trying to pinpoint the source of the typhus infections. There are 57 reported cases of typhus in L.A. County so far. “All of the cases associated with the outbreak have a history of living or working in downtown L.A. Some persons were experiencing homelessness; others were not,” public health officials said on Oct. 4.

RELATED: Cases Of Flea-Borne Typhus in L.A. County Jump To 57 ~ Pasadena Is Calling It ‘Epidemic Levels’

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