Op-Ed: Safety-Net Coalition Working To Broaden Services
The federal health reform law will make Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program, available for "at least 8,000" individuals in Santa Cruz County, Rama Khalsa -- health director for Santa Cruz County -- and Pat Meehan -- medical director of the Santa Cruz Women's Health Center -- write in a Santa Cruz Sentinel opinion piece. They write that the county's Safety Net Clinic Coalition "just released a Report to the Community that outlines a new vision to effectively serve all those newly eligible, potentially high-need patients." They conclude, "[O]ur vision for an effective safety-net system of care can help ensure a stronger, healthier community for all."
- "Health Agencies Building a Stronger Safety Net" (Khalsa/Meehan, Santa Cruz Sentinel, 10/31).