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Lacking access to public clinics, Sacramento’s poor crowd local ERs
Sacramento Bee

The emergency room in Sacramento County has become the primary care clinic for many the region’s poor.

Four years ago, Sacramento County supervisors began shoring up successive budget deficits by making large cuts to public health clinics that primarily serve the poor. Since those cuts began, the number of patients at public health clinics in Sacramento County has fallen by about 50 percent, or 80,000, the latest county figures show.