Los Angeles Times, June 10, 2013
SACRAMENTO -- County officials and Gov. Jerry Brown's administration are inching toward a compromise on healthcare funding. The potential deal is the result of intense negotiations, including face-to-face meetings, phone calls and late-night text messages. "This is the biggest issue in the budget on healthcare," said Anthony Wright, executive director of Health Access, an advocacy group. The talks center on how much money will be shifted from counties to Sacramento, a key part of Brown's plan to finance the state's expansion of California's healthcare program for the poor.