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State may cut federally funded health insurance for children
Ventura County Star ^ | June 7, 2009 | Tom Kisken

Posted on 06/07/2009 9:02:10 AM PDT by Lou Budvis

.... Misty Navarro, Thomas’ mother, makes $18 an hour as an office supervisor in a pediatric clinic. In Healthy Families, her premium is $12 a month. Without the program, she could cover her kids through her employer but it would cost $300 a month.

She doesn’t have the money. She will barely make the $750 a month rent for the Santa Paula town home the family is moving into thanks to a government housing program.

Essentially, she’d be uninsured, scrambling to find ways to continue the treatment Thomas gets to control his weight and minimize his risk of diabetes. If he needed two $1,200 CT scans like he did after jumping off a table when he was 3, she’d be cooked.

“You’re putting yourself in debt,” she said. “It’s awful to have medical bills.”

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The proposal is just that. Advocates expect Democratic legislative leaders to fight to keep at least part of the program but predict the possibility of significant cuts

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(Excerpt) Read more at venturacountystar.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: budget; california; cuts
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To: kagoots

“I’m dying in bills here and all you people can complain she should have enough. You people are driving me nuts.”

I agree with you. Some folks have no clue.


51 posted on 06/07/2009 12:04:58 PM PDT by swmobuffalo ("We didn't seek the approval of Code Pink and MoveOn.org before deciding what to do")
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To: struggle

AMEN!

I am so tired of hearing of these sob stories from people who need to take control of their lifestyle and stop b$&ching. Life is tough for most people; but they shut up and keep going.

I am well past retirement age. I should be enjoying my remaining years with my wife on a beach. Instead, I keep working to pay for a lifetime of raising 9 kids.

My choice; I pay the price.


52 posted on 06/07/2009 12:08:26 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners.)
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To: kagoots
Don't say why don't you leave California.

I won't say it. I've been told on this forum,"just leave", (Illinois). Life is not always so simple.

53 posted on 06/07/2009 12:26:30 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (22 shopping days to Graybeard58's 64th. b/day. Selah.)
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To: Maelstorm
Also if an event occurs where she needs help in a tragic event. I’m sure the community would help her.

Seriously.....what planet do you live on?

54 posted on 06/07/2009 12:42:11 PM PDT by TightyRighty (I enjoy well-mannered frivolity.)
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To: Old Professer

Did you forget to take your Colace this morning? Sheesh!


55 posted on 06/07/2009 1:19:24 PM PDT by TightyRighty (I enjoy well-mannered frivolity.)
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To: WackySam

And pay for her vices?


56 posted on 06/07/2009 1:40:05 PM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: Lou Budvis

I wish I made 18 dollars an hour.


57 posted on 06/07/2009 3:23:20 PM PDT by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: long hard slogger; FormerACLUmember; Harrius Magnus; hocndoc; parousia; Hydroshock; skippermd; ...


Socialized Medicine aka Universal Health Care PING LIST

FReepmail me if you want to be added to or removed from this ping list.


58 posted on 06/08/2009 8:42:44 AM PDT by socialismisinsidious ( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
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