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Schwarzenneger turns to Congress for health care relief
Sacramento Bee - Kevin Yamamura

As the U.S. Senate finalized its health care proposal, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger asked Congress on Tuesday to add billions of dollars for California and relax existing laws, warning that the state otherwise may have to slash Medi-Cal benefits or eliminate its in-home care program. The Republican governor connected the long-term health care plan to California’s current budget deficit, estimated to be $20.7 billion by the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office.