Health Care Budget Cuts Scorecard

On December 31, 2008, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger released a budget blueprint for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009-10 to address the state’s General Fund shortfall, projected to be over $40 billion over the next 18 months. The Governor’s full budget proposal was formally released on January 9, 2009. The Governor’s current budget proposal includes significant cuts to health care services and programs and will affect all Californians who use any part of the health care system – especially the lowest income and most vulnerable among us.