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Cuts loom for L.A. County health programs
Los Angeles Times

With a federal waiver worth $150 million expiring next month, and hundreds of millions more in state and federal funds in limbo, Los Angeles County’s top health officials said Tuesday that they soon may have to begin layoffs and slash the number of patients served by a third to 58%.

“We’re going to have to make significant reductions in services,” said John Schunhoff, interim director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. “It’s hard to imagine we could do that without layoffs.”