County Supervisors Voice Opposition to Medicaid Cuts
Los Angeles County supervisors last week lobbied lawmakers in Washington, D.C., trying to prevent Medicaid cuts being considered by the Bush administration, the Los Angeles Times reports. The proposed cuts could result in the loss of $200 million annually for Los Angeles County's public health system.
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) told the supervisors, "We'll do everything we can."
Rep. Diane Watson (D-Calif.) said, "The picture doesn't look good."
Several Republican lawmakers, including Rep. Mary Bono (Calif.), said they would try to restore some of the proposed cuts, as they have in the past.
Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke after a meeting with Bush administration officials said, "We came away not really sure what is happening."
Supervisors also discussed immigration, child support enforcement, the Community Development Block Grant Program and the Community Services Block Grant Program and other issues (Levey, Los Angeles Times, 5/1).