CALIFORNIA HEALTHLINE: Governor Plans To Put Federal Children's Health Money Into General Fund

CALIFORNIA HEALTHLINE: Governor Plans To Put Federal Children’s Health Money Into General Fund

“They’re not demonstrating where they’re spending that money, especially for children’s health care. And that’s where it’s supposed to be spent,” said Kathryn Dresslar, director of Sacramento governmental affairs at The Children’s Partnership.

“It’s what they systematically do, overestimating expenditures and underestimating revenues,” Dresslar said. But whether the figure is $450 million or $381 million, she said:

“That’s a lot of money. We would like to see the administration make some kind of effort to address the serious questions of access for children, particularly dental access,” Dresslar said.

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