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Schwarzenegger says health bill adds billion in California costs
Sacramento Bee - Kevin Yamamura

In a national television interview that aired Sunday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said California’s congressional members “are not representing us really well” as he pushed for higher federal reimbursements to help reduce the state’s structural budget deficit. The Republican governor said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that the U.S. Senate’s proposed federal health care overhaul would saddle the state with an extra $3 billion to $4 billion in annual costs due largely to an expansion of Medicaid, known as Medi-Cal in California.