Counties Need Funding for Public Health, Editorial Says
A Sacramento Bee editorial argues if the state takes "back the bulk of a $1.5 billion block grant that goes to counties for the medically indigent and for public health" as Gov. Jerry Brown (D) proposed in his budget plan, "counties will have to choose between covering the remaining uninsured or continuing basic public health functions, when they should be doing both." It concludes, "The Legislature, a co-equal branch of government, needs to jump into the fray, sending the message that public health is important."
- "Editorial: State Can't Take Risks With County Public Health" (Sacramento Bee, 6/5).