Columnist: Planned Medi-Cal Cuts Face ‘Stiff Opposition’
"The history of Medi-Cal," California's Medicaid program that was set up in the 1960s, "is another case study of what happens when politicians and voters create open-ended 'entitlements' without any thought to long-term consequences," Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Walters writes. "Nearly a half-century later," Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) proposed budget cuts to the program face "stiff opposition from advocates for Medi-Cal recipients and their medical providers, and reluctance among Democrats to make deep cuts."
- "Medi-Cal a Case Study in Wishful Thinking" (Walters, Sacramento Bee, 3/6).