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County leaders worried about health care cuts
Monterey Herald

Monterey County labor leaders and politicians are sounding the alarm about a proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to decrease health care funding they say would be disastrous for Natividad Medical Center.

At issue is $2 billion the state government now gives to counties to take care of poor residents for their health care needs.

As part of ongoing negotiations in Sacramento over how to implement the federal Affordable Care Act, Democrats are at odds with Brown over how to expand medical coverage for low-income people, and who will pay for it.