Re California under the microscope on health reform (Editorials, Feb..3): It is hard to imagine how California will be able to pick up the cost of Medi-Cal for more than 500,00 new patients. That is far more than a catch or minimal cost.
Where will the health care industry get the funds for the increased taxes and where exactly will the Legislature find spending savings from other areas of the budget? Why dont they do that anyway? When did health reform become spend a lot more?
-- Richard E. Ralston, executive director, Americans for Free Choice in Medicine, Newport Beach