Great editorial in the LA Times today: should we spend on healthcare, or on paperwork? That’s the proposal in the Governor’s budget, and while the Assembly rejected it, the Senate is still considering a modified version of the proposal. Read the whole thing, but here’s the final paragraph:
The semiannual applications are projected to save California $25.6 million while taking medical coverage away from tens of thousands of children. Meanwhile, the costs of doubling the paperwork would erase much of the savings. The health of poor children is a vital social interest; more paperwork is not.