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State cut may cost Sacramento County $9 million for indigent health care
Sacramento Bee

Sacramento County officials said Tuesday they could lose $9 million this fiscal year because of state budget cuts that Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers tied to the federal health care overhaul.

The county has provided indigent health care for 14,000 of its poorest residents who had few other options, receiving state subsidies to help pay for it.

But under the federal Affordable Care Act, most of those residents will become eligible for the first time next year for Medi-Cal, with the federal government initially paying the tab.