Schwarzenegger's plan would cut Medi-Cal rolls
San Francisco Chronicle, February 25, 2008
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed a plan to make most enrollees of state-sponsored medical care fill out more eligibility paperwork as a means of saving money. Administration officials expect the rule will result in 122,000 people being dropped from the rolls next year, saving the state $92 million. The proposal could have significant impact on San Francisco's plans to become the first city in the nation to provide insurance to all residents because the city is relying on the state to maintain coverage to existing Medi-Cal patients.