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Supervisors hear of health reform’s implications for KMC
Bakersfield Californian

The leader of a trade group for California public hospitals cautioned the Kern County Board of Supervisors Monday to keep an eye on how the expansion of Medicaid will impact public hospitals.

Those hospitals, like Kern Medical Center, and counties may have to help foot the bill and still have to cover many indigent residents. One way the Affordable Care Act expands health care coverage is by giving more people access to Medicaid, a public insurance program for the poor.