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Got docs?

Anita Montalbano sits in a cramped back office at Neighborhood Healthcare in the Riverside County city of Temecula. Her job at the safety-net clinic is to get insurance approval for patients who need appointments with specialists. Weeks before St. Patrick’s Day, Montalbano has painted her fingernails green for the upcoming holiday and decked out her workspace with shiny shamrocks. But the lucky clovers appeared to bring no favor to patients waiting to see a specialist.