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The Public Eye: Lawsuit says Sacramento County denies medical aid to poor
Sacramento Bee

Among urban California counties, Sacramento County pays the second-lowest amount to recipients of General Assistance – called the aid program of last resort.

The base amount is $234 a month, minus $40 for medical care and $25 for a bus pass – leaving $169 in cash.

Now the county is being accused of depriving recipients of the medical services they pay for through the County Medically Indigent Services Program.