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Monterey County’s uninsured focus of health project
The Californian - Salinas

A pilot project proposes to give a shot in the arm to boost health services for as many as 50,000 uninsured residents of Monterey County.

On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors will consider approval of the $500,000 effort to cover pharmacy, laboratory and radiology services for the “remaining uninsured.” These are residents ineligible for health coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act.

“Although the Federally Qualified Health Centers and others provide primary and specialty care services for these residents, there frequently is no funding for the cost of pharmacy, laboratory or radiology services,” according to a report to the board.