Program passed by the Legislature in September to keep 700,000 children from losing healthcare coverage may not meet regulatory guidelines, federal health officials say. Eric Bailey in the Los Angeles Times -- 12/15/09
“U.S. health officials say the plan adopted by the state during the final days of the legislative session in September and signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger may not meet regulatory muster.
“As a result, children's health advocates are warning that by the end of next year, hundreds of thousands of poor youngsters could lose their coverage -- even as the Obama administration continues its push for universal healthcare.”