Skip to comments.Lawmakers expand Medicaid in final budget voting (CA)
Posted on 06/16/2013 1:49:19 AM PDT by Olog-hai
The Legislature passed a major piece of the federal Affordable Care Act on Saturday, opting to expand Medicaid to 1.4 million low-income Californians, as it rushed to meet its deadline to complete a state budget.
The action came a day after lawmakers passed the main budget bill outlining a $96.3 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that starts in July.
We dont know for certain that this will contain the costs; thats certainly the goal. But we also make sure that health care is not considered a privilege of the fortunate few but as a basic human right, said Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco. Thats what were implementing today. This is a big deal.
Republicans raised concerns about whether California can afford the expansion over the long run, especially once the federal government drops its commitment from 100 percent to 90 percent.
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I think a law should be passed that requires those who run for office have an IQ of at least 50.
Then, maybe, we wouldn’t be in the mess our politicians put us into.
It would be nice if they could be sued for their personal assets for “stuff they just didn’t figure on.”
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