ACA-Related Cuts Could Cost Sacramento County $9M
On Tuesday, Sacramento County officials said that the county could lose $9 million this fiscal year because of state budget cuts tied to the Affordable Care Act. Earlier this year, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) and lawmakers cut $1.5 billion from county health care programs statewide because local governments will not have to pay for indigent residents who enroll in Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program. However, Sacramento County officials argue that the county may still pick up costs for indigent residents who fail to sign up for Medi-Cal.
- "State Cut May Cost Sacramento County $9 Million for Indigent Health Care" (Branan, Sacramento Bee, 8/28).