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More Money, More Needy Patients for County Health Care
Voice of OC

Orange County — by virtue of California’s early implementation of the nation’s expansive new healthcare reform law — will see its budget for providing health care to its indigent citizens jump from $86 million to $120 million in the coming year. The influx of new money means the county Health Care Agency’s Medical Services Initiative (MSI) will be overhauled and by June will serve 15,000 to 20,000 more people than the 40,000 it does now, according to Ronald Norby, director of the MSI program.