The five-member Benefit Exchange Board is making key decisions in Sacramento to lay the groundwork for who qualifies for affordable health care coverage and how they can access those plans.
Several assistance programs took a beating from the budget Gov. Jerry Brown signed this week and Alameda County’s latest spending plan.
Officials in Alameda County are warning residents social services will be severely cut if the governor’s proposed budget is eventually passed by the legislature, affecting thousands of children, elderly and disabled.
The state has the money to keep offering subsidies to help low-income families pay for childcare, Assembly Speaker John Perez said Friday.
If the political tug-of-war over funding for one program was any indication, it appeared unlikely that Democrats would sign off on any of Gov. Schwarzenegger’s latest proposed budget cuts.
Funding cuts that were scheduled to go in effect Monday to a state program that provides child care assistance to low-income families have been at least temporarily delayed.
A plan is in the works to keep hundreds of low-income Alameda County children in preschool.