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Health system threatened by county plan
The Mercury News

Santa Clara County Executive Jeff Smith says he’s all for open government. But on Tuesday he will attempt to severely weaken the county’s health and hospital system, perhaps crippling its ability to deal with health care reform, without even a public discussion. Smith’s proposal appears to put him in charge of the system, soon after he pulled the plug on nearly a year of work by staff members and his own hand-picked consultant to prepare for health care reform.