Screw you. You wanted this, you've got it.
The passage of health care reform has focused attention on Washington, but the significant and expensive burden of implementing key provisions of the law now falls to individual states, and officials in cash-strapped California say it will cost the state billions of dollars a year.
Much of the federal reform is built upon expansion of Medicaid programs - California's is called Medi-Cal - to people who previously did not qualify. States across the country are poring over the federal law and crunching numbers to determine how it will affect their budgets.
If these clowns expect you to believe they NEVER saw any of these problems coming... of course, this IS Californicated; they may actually be that stupid.
"We believe Congress has to account for the fiscal reality of states today if Medicaid is going to be sustained and expanded and serve as a foundation for reforms of tomorrow," said Kim Belshé, secretary of the state Health and Human Services Agency.
In case you haven't noticed, Moron Belshé, the current Congress, on the National Socialist Democrat side at least, doesn't give a rats ass about that fiscal reality you speak of.
Belshé said she and the administration of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger support the aims of the health reforms, but emphasized that California already has had to make deep and difficult cuts into health services. Some lawmakers have accused the administration of shredding the social safety net.