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The Lockean Project


“Medi-Cal,” Monterey Herald – May 11, 2022

Years ago when immigration was expanding I worried about a person sponsoring an aging parent who would immediately get Medi-Cal, expensive medical care without having contributed anything to the country.

Now it’s worse.  Any 50-year-old or under 25 years old can cross the Rio Grande, ask for asylum, come to Salinas and get his teeth extracted, full implants, new glasses, hearing aids, dialysis, knee hip replacement and weekly therapy sessions.

Is there no fiscal responsibility? Has anyone figured the cost?  When working people and employers have to pay for the insurance, there are limits to coverage or it’s too expensive.  Even Medicare, for those of us who worked, does not provide glasses and hearing aids or dental coverage

— Byron Chong, Salinas