Healthcare cuts would mean higher costs and possibly deaths, California officials warn
Los Angeles Times, May 28, 2009
California residents paraded into the state Capitol to plead with lawmakers to spare the programs Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has said must be slashed to tame the state's $24.3-billion budget deficit. Cuts in funding would end medical insurance for 2 million Californians, health officials and patients told a legislative panel, and they say some at-risk residents might not survive the loss of programs.