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Steve Mehlman

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California's War on the Elderly and Disabled: A Dispatch from the Front Lines

(7) Comments | Posted September 7, 2010 | 3:29 PM

"Backed by anxious supporters, some on crutches or in wheelchairs, nearly two-dozen passionate speakers on Tuesday railed against "Gestapo" tactics of Stanislaus County home care fraud investigators." --Modesto Bee, Sept. 1, 2010

A flawed and mean-spirited attack by right-wing ideologues on some of California's most vulnerable citizens has...

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What's Next: Blackwater Homecare Visits?

(1) Comments | Posted March 30, 2010 | 6:43 PM

Ever since he took office, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared war on one of the most humane, cost-effective programs in state government--the nationally recognized In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) homecare program.

More than 450,000 low-income elderly, blind and disabled Californians receive care through IHSS, which allows them to...

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