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Monterey County care workers urge implementation of low-income health program
Monterey Herald

Expressing frustration at the slow pace of implementing a local low-income health program as a precursor to national health care reform, a group of long-term home care workers urged the Board of Supervisors to move ahead with the program Tuesday.

Led by Mario Torres, a member of the state executive board of the workers’ union, the group submitted a stack of petitions calling on supervisors to speed up the process of putting the program in place. Many workers would qualify for the program, and Torres said they are eager to see it up and running.