Editorial: An ‘All Cuts’ Budget Would Hurt Health Care Jobs
"Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is now drawing up a new 'all cuts' budget to close a $15.4 billion state deficit, â¦ but the human and fiscal costs of such a plan may outweigh savings," a San Francisco Chronicle editorial states. The editorial provides projected job loss figures associated with cuts to health care programs, including in-home supportive services; Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program; and child care programs. The editorial adds that such a budget would "further weake[n] the state's economy and ad[d] at least a point to the state's 12.2% unemployment rate."
- "What Will an 'All Cuts' Budget Look Like?" (San Francisco Chronicle, 4/10).