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Monterey County supports new program to help uninsured

The county is moving ahead with a pilot program designed to expand medical services to those who currently don’t have health insurance, such as appointments and prescriptions.

Alfonso Hernandez says he stands to benefit.

“I’m sick with diabetes, and I have no way of buying my medicine,” Hernandez said. “My job doesn’t pay enough to cover it.”

Hernandez is also part of the non-profit COPA, which worked with the health department to make the program possible.