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County Official Says State Budget Could Endanger Public Health Programs
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Governor Jerry Brown says counties will save money under the federal health overhaul because the state will enroll uninsured people in Medi-Cal. So the Governor proposes to capture health money going to counties.

That idea doesn’t sit well with county officials.

“We think health services that protect the public and citizens are genuinely at risk,” says Sacramento County Director of Health and Human Services, Sherri Z. Heller.