Report: Elimination of Adult Day Health Care Could Cost California
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's (R) proposal to eliminate funding for California's adult day health care program could cost the state $51 million during the next fiscal year, according to a new report by the Lewin Group, the San Francisco Chronicle's "Politics Blog" reports.
The Congress of California Seniors commissioned the study.
State officials estimate that California could reduce state spending by $135 million next fiscal year by ending funding forÂ its adult day health care centers.
However, the report finds that the projected savings could be offset by higher costs if the program's elimination drives more elderly residents into long-term care facilities (Lagos, "Politics Blog, San Francisco Chronicle, 5/18).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.