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Health reform could cost county
Monterey Herald

Monterey County’s public health system will still be responsible for providing care for the largest ratio of uninsured residents in the state — most of them in the country illegally — even after implementation of national health care reform begins next year.

That is a major reason county health officials say they are so concerned about the debate in Sacramento about how to implement the Affordable Care Act, which would require most adult residents to have health insurance starting in 2014.

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