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Los Angeles County to keep healthcare clinics open--for now

Los Angeles Times, February 20, 2008
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has shelved a cost-cutting plan to shut all but one of the county's healthcare clinics and reduce services at its six comprehensive outpatient health centers. Although healthcare advocates for the poor applauded, some supervisors questioned whether the proposal would hurt the indigent and uninsured people who depend on the county for their healthcare and warned that private clinics might not have the ability to treat displaced patients.