Can anyone shed some light(whether from California or not!) on what I've been hearing- that the state has cut off Medi-Cal/Medicaid payments cold turkey thus not paying nurses thus patients left to fend for themselves?Yes, "budget impasse" occurs so often here that it's almost a yawner, but thus far they have not stooped so low as to leave helpless people SOL r/t nurses not wanting to work for free? I never trust these statements coming from only one source, and I wouldn't have a clue where to find the particulars in the bureaucratic labrynth of budget-dom. Seems like they might put a few clerks on furlough before yanking the literal rug out from under these people. To the agencies- is it normal to operate on such a shoestring from one pay period to the next? Any info or suggestions to research much appreciated.