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Study: Counties need to focus on caring for the uninsured
Sacramento Business Journal

Sacramento County served just 109 indigent patients last year, down from more than 26,000 indigent patients in 2013, according to a new report by the consumer group Health Access. That sounds like good news because it reflects increased coverage under the Affordable Care Act. But the figures leave out more than 30,000 undocumented immigrants without insurance or access to care outside hospital emergency rooms. This population is not eligible for coverage through Medi-Cal or Covered California, the state health benefit exchange.