Twenty-one-year-old Venezuelan national Moses Chappelle, who was for the last two months residing with his uncle at Moruca, North West District, was on Monday remanded to prison by Georgetown Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus on an allegation that he had stolen a boat.It is alleged that on May 31, 2018, at Moruca, NWD, he stole one engine valued $631,560 and one boat valued $300,000, properties of Orlando Charles and Terrence Henry.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield said the items were recovered, but he still objected to the defendant being granted bail, describing the accused as a flight risk.Chappelle denied the allegations levelled against him, but was denied bail, and the case has been set to continue on June 11.
Jan Emerson, spokeswoman for the California Hospital Association, said the combined loss could be devastating to places like Los Angeles County/ USC Medical Center and a number of private facilities in low-income neighborhoods that treat high numbers of Medi-Cal patients. About 34 percent of California hospital patients were enrolled in Medicare in 2005, while about 22 percent were on Medi-Cal, she said. Schwarzenegger criticized the president’s plan to cut funding for jailing of undocumented immigrants. State officials estimated the cut would cost California $114 million annually. Staff Writer Harrison Sheppard contributed to this report. email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Los Angeles officials said they are still studying what the cuts would mean locally, but are deeply concerned about the impact. Health advocates estimate that more than 6 million Californians are uninsured. Meanwhile, about 6.8 million residents – a fifth of the state’s population – are enrolled in Medi-Cal. Cuts to the program, Wright said, “create a bigger gap between where we are and where we need to be,” particularly in cities like Los Angeles that he called “ground zero for the uninsured in the nation.” The projected cuts come on the heels of a new Medicaid rule capping reimbursements to public hospitals. Los Angeles is expected to lose $200 million annually from that cap, while California hospitals overall could lose more than $500 million. WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush moved Monday to wring $25.7 billion over five years from government health services to the poor and elderly, provoking outrage from Los Angeles and California officials who said the budget proposal was an assault on the uninsured. The spending plan also hurts California by cutting funds to reimburse the state for jailing illegal immigrants and cutting homeland security resources, state officials said. Analysts warned the cuts could also threaten California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s sweeping health care plan, which relies heavily on federal funds from Medi-Cal, the state’s version of Medicaid. California alone could face $1.5 billion in losses of federal Medicaid payments over three years, according to the California Hospital Association.