Capsules: Is California Headed For State Vs. Counties Health Budget Battle?

Now on Kaiser Health News' blog, Sarah Varney reports: "After four years of massive budget cuts to California's public health insurance programs – and the voters' approval of a tax increase – Gov. Jerry Brown is laying down his scalpel. Brown presented his proposed budget for the coming year on Thursday, including an additional $350 million in funding for the state's Medicaid program and a cautiously emphatic endorsement of President Barack Obama's health care law: 'What President Obama did was historic and heroic,' said Brown, a Democrat, during a press conference in Sacramento, Calif., 'and I will be a good partner'" (Varney, 1/11). Check out what else is on the blog.

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