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Doctors Medical Center seeks new parcel tax to avoid closure
San Francisco Business Times

Doctors Medical Center, the beleaguered safety net hospital in San Pablo that has been losing lots of money for years, is seeking an additional parcel tax to stave off closure as soon as this spring. Earlier tax measures passed in 2004 and 2011. Doctors serves a population of about 250,000, many of whom are covered by Medi-Cal, which pays hospitals at a lower rate than most insurance offerings, are underinsured or have no coverage.