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Steinberg asks for delay in Healthy Families shift
Sacramento Bee

As Gov. Jerry Brown prepares to shift nearly 200,000 children from a popular state health care program to lower-cost Medi-Cal in January, Senate leader Darrell Steinberg called for a halt in the process this week.

Steinberg essentially asked the governor to backtrack on one of his June budget demands to eliminate Healthy Families. The program serves more than 860,000 lower-middle-class children whose families earn too much to qualify for Medi-Cal but struggle to afford health insurance.