June 13, 2006
Re "State to Delay Benefit Rule," June 8 The story on California's decision to ignore the federal law requiring those who want free medical care through the Medicaid (Medi-Cal) program to produce proof of citizenship includes two incomprehensible statements. One, attributed to federal and California officials, is that "there is no evidence that many noncitizens are defrauding Medicaid." The other, unattributed, is that "nearly all of the 50 million Medicaid recipients nationally are citizens."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2009 |
Anti-smoking advocates celebrated Tuesday's 20th anniversary of California's groundbreaking tobacco-control effort by releasing a slew of data showing that cigarette use is continuing its steep decline in the Golden State. Data released by the state Department of Public Health show that smoking rates among adults have declined 41% since voters approved the California Tobacco Control Program, which instituted a 25-cent tax per pack on cigarettes that has funneled 5 cents a pack to tobacco control.
November 23, 1993 |
Hoping to mobilize opposition to Gov. Pete Wilson's new health director, anti-smoking advocates began circulating videotapes Monday that show her attacking a department report on the health costs of smoking. On the tapes Kimberly Belshe, a spokeswoman for the tobacco industry's 1988 campaign against Proposition 99, the anti-smoking initiative, suggests that the release of the report by a predecessor, former Health Services Director Dr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2003 |
Gov.-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger continued to fill out his government Friday, nominating a hardened veteran of the health policy battles of Gov. Pete Wilson's administration as secretary of the state's Health and Human Services Agency. S.
May 3, 1994 |
Kimberly Belshe strides through the day-care center in Irvine and spots a group of tots munching on raisins. "That's good!" praises the tall woman in the red blazer as she wags a finger, mommy-style. "Eat your five a day." "Five a day" is the state's campaign to encourage Californians, big and small, to eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
May 22, 1994
Please inform your readers that the state has not--yet--cut a program that provides prenatal care to undocumented women as reported in the article on Kimberly Belshe, director of the state Department of Health Services ("Tough Choices," May 3). The governor has proposed cutting Medi-Cal coverage of reproductive health services, including prenatal care and family planning, to undocumented women in his 1994-95 budget, but this proposal must still go through the budget process this month and next.