Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Fresno Supervisors Vote to Cut County Health Care Services for Undocumented Residents

The Fresno County Board of Supervisors today voted to cut health care services for the medically indigent and undocumented residents in the county. The action was taken because of the Affordable Care Act, which absorbs health care for medically indigent citizens in California but does not cover or provide funding for the undocumented population. As a result Fresno County is faced with losing $14 million dollars in funds from the state. The county is responding by cutting non-emergency health services or shifting its budget priorities. The county says continuing the program would mean cutting other essential health services. Vic Bedoian reports from Fresno.