Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors Approves Ending Nonemergency Health Services for Undocumented Immigrants
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a plan to close a $50 million budget deficit in part by eliminating nonemergency medical services for adult undocumented immigrants, the Contra Costa Times reports (Gafni, Contra Costa Times, 4/1).
Supervisors are hoping to save $6 million by eliminating nonemergency services for undocumented adult immigrants. County officials have said that the decision to eliminate health services to undocumented immigrants was difficult (Kaiser Health Disparities Report, 3/19). In addition, supervisors requested a study to assess the sustainability of the county's health services.
Since May 2008, the board has cut more than $150 million from the general fund and other accounts (Gafni, Contra Costa Times, 3/31).