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Months ahead of ACA sign-up, outreach underway

Tracking down Monterey County residents who become eligible for free or discounted health insurance under federal health care reform might take an army. But an army is not what the county will get. Instead, officials are working with their counterparts in Santa Cruz County to land a $500,000 grant. With that cash, they hope to build a network of nonprofits and business leaders that can locate potential new Medi-Cal patients and others who may qualify for discounted coverage on the state run health insurance exchange known as Covered California.