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Since the Great Recession started more than a decade ago, many Arizona families have languished as the state, facing budget shortfalls, cut services again and again. Foster care placements have swelled.  
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Just how well is California doing transitioning children from the outgoing Healthy Families low-cost health insurance program to Medi-Cal? The state's version of its progress is rosier than what children's health advocates are seeing on the ground.

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Public health researchers take aim at sugar, Elizabeth Banks makes a heart attack movie, new advances in treating prostate cancer and more from our Daily Briefing.

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After California voters soundly rejected several proposals to mitigate the state's staggering $21 billion budget deficit, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is suggesting unheard-of cutbacks in health and social programs. This time, the discussion isn't just about cutting money from the Healthy Families subsidized health insurance program, it's about scrapping it altogether.

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