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Lack of doctors in Humboldt reflects rural problems with access to health care
Sacramento Bee

Humboldt County is a place of stunning physical beauty, a stark contrast to its residents’ astoundingly poor physical health. State data show the county at or near the bottom of health/wellness measures in virtually every category.

Now comes a different knock to the county’s health, one that could reflect trouble for health reform in rural California.

After fielding complaints from patients, physicians and brokers, the county’s medical society set out this summer to find out how many doctors listed by its largest Covered California-offered plan actually participated in it.