Opinion Piece Slams Decision To End Healthy Families
In a Ventura County Star opinion piece, United Ways of California President and CEO Peter Manzo writes that his organization "is deeply disappointed the final state budget eliminates the Healthy Families program and will shift nearly 900,000 children to Medi-Cal as soon as January 2013." He writes, "This budget decision puts at risk the health of millions of California children," adding, "This is an unsound fiscal move that makes no budget sense in California." Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid Program, and Healthy Families is the state's Children's Health Insurance Program.
- "Manzo: Budget Move Jeopardizes Health of California's Children" (Manzo, Ventura County Star, 7/7).