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Aimed at covering 1,000 more people, county health expansion under way
Santa Cruz Sentinel

Blue Shield of California recently announced a $125,000 grant aimed at helping Santa Cruz County expand a health care program aimed at destitute and indigent residents.

In anticipation of a vast expansion of Medicaid in 2014 under the Affordable Care Act, the county is implementing a two-year program that aims to add health coverage for 1,000 more county residents. County officials hope the expanded MediCruz program will save lives and improve health for those living on the bottom rungs of the economic ladder.