Care for 1 million kids at risk

February 26, 2010

The California Budget Project has just released a county-by-county analysis showing how Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s budget proposal would affect children’s health care. Statewide, the study says, 216,000 children would lose eligibility in the first round of cuts, the state would lose $265 million in federal funds, 824,000 kids would lose vision care, and 377,000 would see increased premiums. If the governor’s proposal to eliminate the Healthy Families program unless the state gets $6.9 billion in additional federal aid, more than 1 million kids would lose coverage and the state would forfeit $1 billion in federal funds. See the full report here.

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