California board votes to drop healthcare coverage for 60,000 children
Los Angeles Times, August 14, 2009
As a result of California budget cuts, the Healthy Families program will have to begin terminating coverage for more than 60,000 children on Oct. 1. Nearly 670,000 children could be dropped by June 2010. The Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board is scrambling to secure funding from other sources, including money set aside by voters for early childhood education, but so far it has come up short.