Doctors Protest Contra Costa County’s Planned Health Cuts
On Wednesday, nearly 40 physicians protested in front of Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez over a county proposal that would eliminate basic health services for 5,500 adult undocumented immigrants. County health officials say the move could save the county $6 million annually, but the doctors argue that it could jeopardize people's health and lead to a spike in emergency department costs.
- "County Hospital Doctors Slam Plan To Cut Clinic Care" (Kleffman, Contra Costa Times, 3/11).
- "Contra Costa Doctors Worried Over Budget Cuts" (Hendricks, San Francisco Chronicle, 3/12).