The Legislative Analyst’s Office, a non partisan group in California, released a report that examined costs and benefits of the cuts last year to the state’s home care service for the elderly. The report found that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cuts, while painful, were recommended by the LAO and the LAO suggested that the state look at other alternative programs that offer similar services. The report notes that the program is cost-effective for the sickest patients and that keeping those patients in their homes offers substantial savings. The cuts have yet to be officially made due to pending lawsuits in the court. The Governor is also considering either cutting the programs by almost 90% or eliminating it all together in next year’s budget.