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Monterey County to start low-income health plan
Monterey Herald

County health officials have been directed to proceed with plans to implement a pilot low-income health program, including changes aimed at protecting state funding the county relies on to provide health care to the poor.

County spokeswoman Maia Carroll said the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday told county Director of Health Ray Bullick and Natividad Medical Center CEO Harry Weis to go ahead with implementation of the Via Care program, designed to offer temporary health care coverage for up to 1,500 low-income, childless adults at or below the federal poverty level.