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CMSP expands to cover additional 30,000 low-income adults
Willits News

As part of federal health care reform, or “Obamacare” as its detractors like to call it, California’s County Medical Services Program expands health care coverage to an estimated 30,000 low-income adults in 34 mostly rural counties. Mendocino County’s CMSP program currently has between 2,000 and 3,000 “medically indigent” people enrolled each month, said Sharon Hunt, interim branch director for the Department of Public Health. Hunt calls CMSP “our safety net for the working class.”