counties http://kvpr.org en California Audit Points to Lack of Oversight of Mental Health Funding http://kvpr.org/post/california-audit-points-lack-oversight-mental-health-funding <div><p>California lawmakers and mental health groups say they ‘welcome’ new findings of inadequate oversight of state mental health funds. Health Care Reporter Pauline&nbsp;Bartolone&nbsp;has more from Sacramento.</p></div><p>The California State Auditor says state agencies haven’t made ‘serious efforts’ to measure the effectiveness of county programs intended to mitigate mental illness.</p><p>Democratic State Senate President Darrell Steinberg helped create the Mental Health Services Act.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 22:31:20 +0000 Pauline Bartolone 20111 at http://kvpr.org California Audit Points to Lack of Oversight of Mental Health Funding Budget Battle Over Indigent Care Funds Pits Brown vs Counties http://kvpr.org/post/budget-battle-over-indigent-care-funds-pits-brown-vs-counties <p>One of the biggest unresolved issues in California budget negotiations is what to do with more than $1 billion counties currently spend on health care for the poor.&nbsp; Governor Jerry Brown says counties won’t need that money once the new federal health law kicks in next year.&nbsp; But as Ben Adler reports from Sacramento, the counties disagree.</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 01:01:47 +0000 Ben Adler 15933 at http://kvpr.org Budget Battle Over Indigent Care Funds Pits Brown vs Counties