Exceeded $1.1 billion last year in California:
Mehlman said Los Angeles County, especially, should not be partnering with the consulate to provide health services. “The county is broke, they are cutting back on services, they are closing emergency rooms, yet they are dreaming up new ways to provide benefits to illegal aliens,” he said. “It’s lunacy.”
Health services to illegal immigrants in Los Angeles County cost the Medi-Cal program nearly $440 million in 2005, according to the California Department of Health Services. Statewide, that number was more than $1.1 billion last year.
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