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January 12, 2010



Why does the federal governemt owe California money? Were there Medicaid or Medicare dollars not paid?


Unfortunately it's not that simple, there is no federal pot of money with California's name already on it. Schwarzenegger suggested that California *should* be getting more federal dollars for various programs. As we point out in one of our recent pieces on the economy (http://www.canow.org/canoworg/2010/05/take-action-women-family-friendly-california-budget.html#more) Californians could receive additional federal funds if all those eligible applied for food stamps and participated in programs like the school lunch and breakfast programs. There are also federal grants which could cover some currently state-sponsored costs, but those must be applied for.

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