CALIFORNIA HEALTHLINE: Prop. 1D Called 'Hobson's Choice' for Voters

CALIFORNIA HEALTHLINE: Prop. 1D Called ‘Hobson’s Choice’ for Voters

Other children’s advocates, including Children Now and the Children’s Partnership, oppose Proposition 1D, saying it could lead to the unraveling of 30 county-based Children’s Health Initiatives and ultimately jeopardize California’s participation in the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.

“If you start to dismantle the (Children’s Health Initiatives), you’ll have a ripple effect and it could start to affect whether California will qualify for new federal bonus payments in the new SCHIP,” said Wendy Lazarus, founder and co-president of the Children’s Partnership, a national, not-for-profit organization headquartered in California and Washington, D.C.

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