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Supervisors: health industry power led to CalOptima problems
Orange County Register

The county’s health plan for the poor and elderly fell into turmoil after medical industry leaders made a political power play, critics say, and in the end, patients paid the price. The recriminations at Tuesday’s Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting came in response to a damaging federal audit of CalOptima. County leaders are trying to piece together what happened and how they can prevent it from reoccurring.