Editorial: Health Reform Deals End Up Costing California
The "deals" that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) made to get 60 votes on the Senate's health reform bill mean "California will be subsidizing health care reform in other states," an editorial argues. The editorial continues that some senators held out in supporting the legislation, and in return received "especially large subsidies" for a Medicaid expansion. The editorial concludes, "California's congressional leaders must push for an end to the inequities in federal funding that contribute to California's budget shortfalls."
- "High Cost of Politics: On How Health Care Reform Affects California" (San Francisco Chronicle, 12/22).