Ventura County Board Approves Funds for Health Care Programs
On Tuesday, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve more than $8.3 million in disbursements to health care programs, the Ventura County Star reports. The money comes from the county's share of tobacco settlement funds.
The biggest chunk of the funds -- about $6.7 million -- will go to fund children's health, mental health services and expanded hours at primary care clinics.
Funds also will go to:
- Anti-smoking, elder care, oral health and preventive care efforts ($1.27 million);
- Compensation for physicians who provide emergency treatment to uninsured or underinsured people ($260,000); and
- Westminster Free Clinic, which offers medical services to working families in the eastern part of Ventura County ($150,000) (Clerici, Ventura County Star, 6/4).