MISP http://kvpr.org en Judge Rules Fresno County Isn't Required To Provide Health Care To Undocumented http://kvpr.org/post/judge-rules-fresno-county-isnt-required-provide-health-care-undocumented <p>Community health advocates expressed their dismay today after a judge ruled that Fresno County is no longer required to provide health care to undocumented residents.</p><p>Superior Court Judge Donald Black overturned a portion of a 30-year-old court order this week, saying the county had proven a change in law no longer requires it to pay for specialty medical services for undocumented individuals.</p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 01:17:25 +0000 Diana Aguilera 31782 at http://kvpr.org Judge Rules Fresno County Isn't Required To Provide Health Care To Undocumented Supervisor Perea Envisions Break Between Fresno County, Community Hospitals http://kvpr.org/post/supervisor-perea-envisions-break-between-fresno-county-community-hospitals <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Supervisor Henry </span>Perea<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says that Fresno County’s decades-long contract with a local hospital to provide medical care to indigent patients could soon come to end.</span></p><p>“I think in the very near future, we just may be ending the contract with Community Hospitals, and going a different direction on the health care piece of it,” says Perea.</p><p>Perea was speaking on Valley Public Radio’s Valley Edition.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 02:13:52 +0000 Joe Moore 26021 at http://kvpr.org Supervisor Perea Envisions Break Between Fresno County, Community Hospitals California Budget Deal Reached on Health Funding for Counties http://kvpr.org/post/california-budget-deal-reached-health-funding-counties <div><p>The California state budget deal reached this week includes some restored funding for dental care for the poor, and millions of dollars for mental health services. And as Pauline Bartolone in Sacramento reports, county and state officials are finalizing the details of how local governments will use health care money. &nbsp;</p></div><p>After months of negotiations, the Brown administration and county representatives have struck a deal - the state can redirect some money away from county health programs, but the counties will have some choice in how that’s done.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 02:43:31 +0000 Pauline Bartolone 16608 at http://kvpr.org