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Health care safety net: County leaders protest governor’s proposal to remove $300 million statewide
Contra Costa Times

Alarmed at the threat of a big tear in their health care safety nets, leaders of Bay Area counties and public hospitals are opposing Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to take an estimated $2.5 billion from county health programs over the next three years. Brown argues that the counties will no longer need this money for indigent care because several million Californians will become newly insured as major provisions of the national health reform law take effect beginning Jan. 1.