Republicans Likely To Oppose Managed Care Tax Extension
California Senate Minority Leader Robert Huff (R-Diamond Bar) recently said that there likely will not be enoughÂ Republican votes to extend a tax paid by managed care plans that funds Healthy Families -- the state's Children's Health Insurance Program. Gov. Jerry Brown (D)Â recently agreed toÂ eliminate Healthy Families as part ofÂ a fiscal year 2012-2013 budget deal. However, Democrats believe the tax -- whichÂ is expected to generate $183 million for the state --Â should be extended to helpÂ boost the state's general fund.
- "Governor Shoots a Hole in GOP Support by Cutting Healthy Families" (San Jose Mercury News, 6/30).