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California Health Advocates Say State Money Should Stay for Uninsured
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Right now, counties use some state funds to pay for the treatment of uninsured patients.

But Governor Jerry Brown’s budget suggests the administration is reassessing how that funding is directed to counties in anticipation of the new costs associated with enrolling more people in Medi-Cal next year.

A coalition of health advocates want to keep that money for counties. They say three to four million people may still be uninsured even under the Affordable Care Act.