No-Cost Health Coverage Coming for Poor County Residents
December 22, 2011 at 4:24PM
Starting on Jan. 1, many indigent county residents can apply for a program that will cover their primary health care, emergency and hospital care, pharmacy services, and limited dental and vision care at no cost. It will also cover a set number of mental health and substance abuse counseling visits, among other services. Path2Health, as the program is called, will cover this care for residents who live at or below the federal poverty level -- roughly $10,890 per year for an individual -- in Humboldt and 33 other California counties.