Copyright 2009 Advisory Table Kaiser and Company Family members Foundation. All rights reserved.. California Rulings: State may cut Medi-Cal benefits but not home care wages ‘A federal government judge on Thursday blocked a $2 hourly wage cut for California in-home treatment workers that was slated to begin with July 1, potentially increasing California’s budget deficit by another $98 million,’ The Sacramento Bee reviews. Within an oral injunction, the judge ordered the state ‘to continue paying up to $12.10 in benefits and wages to In-Home Supportive Services workers, according to parties in both relative sides of the suit. Within the February budget deal, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Legislature accepted a slice to $10.50 in wages and 60 cents in benefits.’ The lawsuit was filed by The Assistance Employees International Union, which represents IHSS workers.Note that barium is just starting to enter the cecum in the right lower quadrant , but that barium has also started to enter the sigmoid colon toward the bottom of the picture, thus indicating the presence of a fistula from little bowel to sigmoid colon. Media type: X-ray Media file 3: Severe advanced pyoderma gangrenosum is present on the left ankle. Media type: Photo Media file 4: Severe colitis – colonoscopy. The mucosa is denuded, with active bleeding noted. This patient had her colon resected very after this view was obtained shortly. Media type: Photo Media document 5: Toxic megacolon, a rare complication of ulcerative colitis that more often than not requires surgical removal of the colon.