The state Department of Health Services released its All-County Letter on implementing the citizenship verification requirements of the Deficit Reduction Act (DRA).
California tried to make the implementation less onerous than other states, but it’s still a deeply flawed law, and will mean that many legal, eligible Californians won’t get the care or coverage they need and to which they are entitled.
The new Congress really needs to take another look and fix this action by the old Congress.
(Governor Schwarzenegger hinted at this in his letter today to Congressional leaders urging funding for SCHIP. When it’s posted, we’ll put up a link.)