San Jose Mercury News Editorial: Cuts in safety net for children go far too deep
July 29, 2009
Tuesday marked a new low for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in his role as a guardian of the health of California's children.
With a stroke of his blue pencil, the governor axed an additional $50 million from the state's Healthy Families program, which provides health insurance to California's neediest children. That's on top of the devastating $144 million in cuts to Healthy Families in the budget deal Schwarzenegger had negotiated with the Legislature last week.
Press Democrat: CLOSE TO HOME - Sparing our children
Published: Monday, June 22, 2009 at 3:00 a.m.
One of our most basic human instincts is to protect our children. Throughout history, when danger or disaster strikes, children are rescued first.
Why? Because as humans, we are conditioned to first protect those who cannot protect themselves: our children.
San Francisco Chronicle: Health care for kids
January 17, 2009
Editor - Regarding E.J. Dionne's, "SCHIPing Away at the Need for Health Insurance," Jan. 12: SCHIP reauthorization offers an opportunity for Congress and President-elect Barack Obama to work together to extend and expand an immensely popular and crucial children's health program.
Mercury News Editorial: California should maximize federal dollars, not throw them away
May 23, 2009
The day California health care experts have long dreaded is at hand. To close the state's $21.3 billion deficit gap, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Legislature must slash health care programs to a degree that will cause irreparable harm to many of California's most vulnerable residents.
But the cuts the governor has proposed so far inflict far more damage than necessary, in part because they needlessly throw away federal dollars. He has better options.
Mercury News Editorial: Obama must speak for our children on health careJanuary 7, 2009
Barack Obama must speak for America's uninsured children. George Bush claimed to care, but when it came to health coverage, he left behind one out of every nine kids in the United States — 8.6 million in all.