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Thousands of local children to retain health insurance with passage of Healthy Families funding
Times-Standard - Thadeus Greenson

With a stroke of his pen Tuesday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger approved bipartisan legislation that will retain health insurance for almost 700,000 California children as a part of the Healthy Families program, which provides low-cost health insurance to the children of the working poor. The program found itself a victim of the state’s massive budget deficit and was slated to be gutted, but state legislators on both sides of the aisle banded together to find a number of sources to restore funding for the program at no cost to the state’s general fund.