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$5.6 million to cover medical care for undocumented immigrants largely unused in Fresno County
Fresno Bee

A year after Fresno County agreed to defer repaying state road funds to cover the costs of specialty medical care for undocumented immigrants, the pot of money remains largely unused.

Supervisors voted in April 2015 to tap $5.6 million from the deferred payment, but as of May 20, only $260,000 has been billed for health care for undocumented immigrants.

The county program, known as Non-Resident Specialty Care Services, is designed to pay for medical services for adults who have no insurance, can’t pay for care and are not eligible for Medi-Cal, the state-federal health insurance program.