Friday, February 18, 2011

CA Senate Keeps Vision Care

California is facing economic tough times. It must cut its budget. Vision care sat on the chopping block. “Before considering the proposal to fully eliminate vision coverage for the nearly one million children in the Healthy Families program, Senator [Mark] Leno ... recounted his own 'vivid memory' as a 4th grade student, suddenly being able to see again after a visit to an eye doctor and receiving glasses,” reports CaliforniaProgressReport. “For that cut, the Democratic majority voted to reject the $11 million proposal to eliminate vision coverage, but to instead restrict coverage for $3 million in budget savings.”

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