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.
The Sacramento Bee: Health coverage a priorityDecember 11, 2008
Letter to the Editor Re "Steinberg aim: All kids insured" (California Focus, Dec. 7): Sen. Darrell Steinberg should be commended for making health coverage for all California children a priority this legislative session.
Los Angeles Times Editorial: Spend on healthcare, not paperwork
New Medi-Cal proposals put budgets and bureaucracy ahead of children's health.
June 27, 2008
With the state budget in such dismal shape, it's all the more important to spend money wisely, on those who need it most -- and not on increasing paperwork. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the state Senate should drop proposals that would force the parents of children on Medi-Cal to re-enroll them more than the current once a year. The governor has called for renewal four times a year; after the Assembly rejected that idea, the Senate floated a compromise of twice a year.
Mercury News Editorial: How to make children's health care a priority in CaliforniaDecember 6, 2008
California's new Senate leader, Darrell Steinberg, wants to prove in his first 120 days in office that the California Legislature actually can accomplish something, despite recent evidence to the contrary.