But how soon were the real costs supposed to kick in? Perhaps before the great relentless positivist moves on? We knew that the federal portion would not last, but could not have predicted how quickly this scam on the citizens of our great state would implode.
Combined, the budget hole could be about $700 million. So the options could include covering fewer people, cutting back on benefits or paying providers — doctors and hospitals — less.
But we couldn’t have THAT.