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Could Healthy Families dissolution cost California more money?
Sacramento Bee

Democratic lawmakers portrayed a shift of 880,000 children from Healthy Families to Medi-Cal as a way to help bridge the state’s $15.7 billion deficit, but opponents say there is good reason to think the change could actually cost the state more money. Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration is counting on $13 million in general fund savings in 2012-13 because only a partial shift will occur in the fiscal year – and only in the second half of the year. At full implementation, the state would save $73 million in 2014-15.