Senate Subcommittee Rejects Governor’s Plan To Cut Health Programs
On Thursday, the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee on Health and Human Services said it would not support Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's (R) proposal to cut several health care and social service programs if California does not receive enough new federal funding, the Sacramento Bee's "Capitol Alert" reports.
Schwarzenegger's fiscal year 2011 budget assumes that California will receive an additional $6.9 billion in federal funding.
The governor has threatened to eliminate the state's In-Home Supportive Services program and other social and health care services if the federal government does not approve the additional funds.After hearing testimony from health program participants and managers, subcommittee Chair Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) stated his "100% rejection" to cutting the IHSS program (Walters, "Capitol Alert," Sacramento Bee, 3/18). 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.