COPA leaders' impassioned case for county funding of health services for uninsured, undocumented children appeared not to fall on deaf ears at a meeting of the Monterey County Board of Supervisors. The County Health Department director followed up with a request that the Board budget $500 thousand for a pilot project to make low-price prescription drugs and other specialty services available such children.
Several Board members affirmed the spirit of the proposal while other requested more details. The proposal is scheduled for discussion in August.
In photo, Maria Elena Manzo of Sacred Heart Catholic Church shared a story about a child with asthma whose parents cannot afford inhalers.
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