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Schwarzenegger Reverses Position (Again) Backs Federal Health Care

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Schwarzenegger announces his support at the UC Davis Cancer Center in Sacramento on Thursday | Justin Short, Office of the Governor
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It was back in October when Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was supporting President Barack Obama's healthcare push. "Our principal goals, slowing the growth in costs, enhancing the quality of care delivered, improving the lives of individuals, and helping to ensure a strong economic recovery, are the same goals that [President Obama] is trying to achieve," he said. "I appreciate his partnership with the states and encourage our colleagues on both sides of the political aisle at the national level to move forward and accomplish these vital goals for the American people."

But then in his State of the State in January, he took it back. "While I enthusiastically support health care reform, it is not reform to push more costs onto states that are already struggling while other states get sweetheart deals," he explained while revealing his budget proposal. "Health care reform, which started as noble and needed legislation, has become a trough of bribes, deals and loopholes."