Cost of Proposed Medicaid Expansion Worries Schwarzenegger
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) and other state leaders support provisions in health care reform legislation that would expand eligibility for Medicaid but are voicing concerns about the state's ability to shoulder the cost of the expansion, according to KQED's "The California Report."
In a letter to Congress last month, Schwarzenegger said that the proposed Medicaid expansion would cost California $3 billion to $4 billion annually (Varney, "The California Report," KQED, 1/5).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.