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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 09:22 PM
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LA Times: California board votes to drop healthcare coverage for 60,000 children
California board votes to drop healthcare coverage for 60,000 children
As a result of state budget cuts, the Healthy Families program will have to begin terminating coverage for more than 60,000 children on Oct. 1. Nearly 670,000 children could be dropped by June 30.

By Patrick McGreevy
August 13, 2009 | 2:33 p.m.


Reporting from Sacramento - A state board voted today to begin terminating healthcare coverage for tens of thousands of low-income children on Oct. 1, the result of budget cuts recently signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

More than 60,000 children, up for annual reevaluation of their coverage next month, would be dropped from the Healthy Families program in October under the action by the state Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board.

The board is scrambling to secure funding from other sources, including the Legislature and money set aside by voters for early childhood education. But so far it has come up short.

If additional funding is not found, board officials said, the program could drop 669,296 children through the end of the fiscal year on June 30, 2010 -- a majority of the 921,000 currently enrolled in Healthy Families. .............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-california-budg...




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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 09:27 PM
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1. God forbid they should tax extremely wealthy people. nt
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 09:27 PM
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2. this is what happens when you let republicans and mob rule run your state government. nt
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 10:02 PM
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3. california is becoming a third world country
and those in power do not care....
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 10:08 PM
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4. Arnie:Whatever happens, I will sit down in my Jacuzzi tonight, Im going to lay back with a stogie'
It is truly unbelievable


http://journals.democraticunderground.com/Kadie/478

Arnie:Whatever happens, I will sit down in my Jacuzzi tonight, Im going to lay back with a stogie'
Posted by Kadie in General Discussion
Tue Jul 21st 2009, 09:23 AM

snip...

This quote July 1, 2009 is written by reporter, Mark Leibovich (San Francisco Sentinel.com) and from an interview he did with Schwarzenegger:

Schwarzenegger and I then repaired to a tent that he had put up in a courtyard next to his office, which allows him to smoke cigars legally at work (no smoking is allowed inside the Capitol). The tent is about 15 square feet, carpeted with artificial turf and outfitted with stylish furniture, an iPod, a video-conferencing terminal, trays of almonds, a chess table, a refrigerator and a large photo of the governor. Schwarzenegger reclined deeply in his chair, lighted an eight-inch cigar and declared himself perfectly fine, despite the fiscal debacle and personal heartsickness all around him. Someone else might walk out of here every day depressed, but I dont walk out of here depressed, Schwarzenegger said. Whatever happens, I will sit down in my Jacuzzi tonight, he said. Im going to lay back with a stogie.

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dflprincess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 10:28 PM
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5. It's a pity his mother-in-law is no longer with us to slap him around
I doubt she would have approved of this and by all accounts she would have let him know what she thought. One article I've read about Mrs. Shriver in the last few days did say she was always her brothers' conscience when it came to how the disabled are treated, Civil Rights and many other issues.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 10:37 PM
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6. Sigh. That's so sad. What a mess, for everyone involved. nt
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